Hello, friends! It’s Camp NaNoWriMo time again! And that means- bad art! reblogs! now later than ever!
I don’t think anyone could argue that any of the NaNoWriMo sessions churn out polished masterpieces, but lemme tell you, I needed this. I’ve been in an awful slump since… well, since last November, really. It’s nice to feel excited about a new project again.
Speaking off, I haven’t hit my word goal for the day yet. I’d better to see to that. Happy writing!
Free range parenting has its own pitfalls. Maybe he’ll send a toaster along with the manhunt?
You know how in spy thrillers, the hero’s always like, “You fiend! You’re mad!” Seriously, how is that helpful? Let’s keep that criticism constructive, please and thank you.
In other news, Cat Cop better look out because Sharkface is vying hard for favorite comic character right now.
BY THE WAY (this is not by the way- this is completely off topic), a quick note:
Whatever your chosen holidayic affiliation, everyone has something to celebrate this time of year! Once you dig down through the crust of consumerism, stress, and glitter, don’t we have a lot to be thankful for? Don’t we??
Many people choose this time of year as a time to turn outward and think of others. And there are lots of ways to do that! Endless charities are out there doing fantastic things for the less fortunate. My four favorites to throw monies at are LDS Charities, Charity: Water, Red Cross/Red Crescent, and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). But it’s easy to find any movement that has meaning to you! There are dental charities, farming charities, charities to help abused animals, charities lifting women out of poverty and economic dependence, charities dedicated to disaster relief, pairing abandoned unusual pets with new families, getting people with special needs a trained helper monkey, you name it!
No dollars? No worries! There are lots of ways you can give to your community (however big or small that may be) without spending a cent. Blood donations through hospitals or local blood banks are easy, safe, and save lives. And hair donations through organizations like Locks of Love or Wigs for Kids don’t even hurt- and some salons will ship it for you! Donate your time to help teach a child to read at your local elementary school. Donate your voice by singing at an assisted living center or children’s hospital. Donate your muscles to help build homes for the homeless and give hope to the hopeless. Even just donating your attention by amplifying requests for service or donations via social media can make a big difference in the lives of our communities’ most vulnerable neighbors.
Giving can seem hard sometimes, but everyone has something they can give. And when all of us work together, everyone is lifted up! Happy holidays, everyone!
Maybe you’ve all figured this out by now, but the Bad Muse comics are basically my autobiography.
Hi! Happy banned book week, the one week in the year when my kids are allowed to read Captain Underpants! Man, books get banned for all kinds of things. And while I reserve the right as a parent to exercise some controls over what my kids ingest, I like being able to make that call myself, thank you very much. Here’s to all the fantastic literature out there who have done the crime and served the time!
This is quite possibly my husband’s all-time most passionately hated trope: It Was All A Dream. Because no matter how cool it seems in the dream, no matter how exciting, no matter how high the stakes- this is what it really looks like, except probably with more drool.