I would like to be helpful. Y’know what I mean? I’m sitting here at my way-too-cluttered dining room table trying to think of what to write a post about. There are so many blogs out there, so much good reading (and admittedly some not so good), so many thought-provoking interviews. And then there’s me. I’m kind of tired today, sapped by the heat and the dryness—we haven’t had measurable rain in weeks, and can’t think of anything original to write about. Or funny. When in doubt, I always go for the laugh. (That’s not always a good idea, but that seldom stops me.) But I don’t have anything funny, either.
So, in lieu of originality and wit, I’d like to be helpful.
Do you have trouble with who and whom? Go here. http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/who-versus-whom.aspxGrammar Girl is so smart!
Do you love key lime pie but hate the three pounds you gain every time you eat a little bitty piece? Check this out. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=741815It is so good I could happily (and easily) eat the whole pie myself. Don’t!
Do you love the tote bags you see people carrying but know you don’t have the patience to make one for yourself and don’t want to spend the money to buy one? Visit http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/pdf-files/make-our-1-yard-1-hour-free-tote-bag-pattern-for-last-minute-holiday-gift-bags
Are you having trouble settling in to your manuscript or, worse yet, are you being mocked by a blank page and a blinking cursor? Set a timer for 10 minutes and write. Anything. Give yourself goals. 100 words or three paragraphs or whatever works for you. Then give yourself a reward—or hold out for another 10 minutes.
Did you ever wonder about what it’s like for a Catholic priest who leaves the priesthood? http://www.leavingthepriesthood.com/#anchor_105will give you some insider information.
What about you? Do you have a tip or a website or an insight to share that might be helpful? If you do, we’d love to see it. Or, for that matter, if you have some originality or some funny to share, we’d like that, too.
Have a great week. Leave a comment. No, no prize today—we just like talking to you.