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WOD Challenge & JusJoJan Prompts 1-20-20 Not So Funny

I don’t know jack about humor, I’m just not that funny. I do enjoy the occasional comedy, but that isn’t my chosen movie type. I do like sit- coms though. My brother and all three of my sons are better at quoting funny movies than me. My hubby likes funny stuff too, like The Three Stooges and Seinfeld. I can barely remember the punch line of a joke. Every once in a blue moon, I will say something that cracks my husband up. It’s rare though.

My preferred genre(s) are drama, crime drama, horror, suspense, mystery, and the occasional romance. Heck, I even like action films. Humor, not so much. It really depends who the actors are. Take Will Ferrell, I can tolerate him in small doses. Adam Sandler too. I did see he is in a new movie where he is not so funny. I might be agreeable to watch that one.

What about reading humor? That’s ok. I don’t necessarily pick a book meant to be funny, but I like authors that throw a it of humor in the mix, like Stephen King and Janet Evonovich. Give me funny with my mystery and/or scary story and I’m a happy girl. My imagination is limited on the subject this morning so, that’ really all I have to say about the prompts today.

PS-my favorite sit-com is Mom- I used to like Will and Grace, Friends, and How I Met Your Mother. Today’s sit-coms are kind of lame, I prefer medical dramas and crime dramas. I guess my mind is too geared toward science and biology to care about humor much, but we all need an occasional gut laugh. It’s healthy you know!

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JusJoJan & WOD Challenge 1-19-20 Sorting it Out

I have so much work to do!

My new office is neat right now, yet that’s because the real work has not started yet. I have been writing every day, true, but that’s not all that needs to happen. Inside my closet are all of my notebooks, notepads, and folders-full of what looks like gobbledygook right now…until I get it all sorted out and organized into my new file folders that is.

In my five-year or so writing history, I have amassed enough notes to write a book or two, lessons from multiple classes, and more.

My websites are a mess. I could be totally rocking this Pinterest thing, yet I’m sure I have everything set up wrong. I get hundreds of saves and follows, yet I’m not making a dime. Something is wrong and I need to fix it or forget about it.

My blogs are set up wrong. I took an expensive affiliate marketing course, yet I have not made a dime for all my efforts. Does this bother me? Yes and no. It’s more important to me to do the writing, to have people like and trust me, and to help people. But shouldn’t I deserve a little too? It’s a lot of work, this writing thing. I don’t want anyone to think it’s frivolous. I want my writing to matter, to mean something-even if it helps just one person, that makes it worth it.

Right now, I’m all over the place, trying to have my irons in many fires. I blog, write articles, essays, flash fiction, short stories. I want to write a book someday, but right now my focus is on just getting my name and my work out there. I’ve been showing up more on Medium, blogging daily, and working on stories for other publications. I’m not a “featured” writer anywhere, but that’s another goal.

So. Like I said, I have a ton of work to do and in the coming days between housework, errands, exercise, visiting my dad, and wrapping up my job at the preschool I work part-time at, my office is likely to become very messy while I sort it…and my mind, out. I need order and organization. I need to decorate my space, this weekend we bought a rug that pulled all the colors in the office together. I need pictures, plants, and a new chair and then I’ll be “cooking with gas” as the saying goes.

I may have to ask for some help. That will cost money, but I’m willing to invest in myself if I’m going to make this thing work. Now that I will be working solely from home, I think that may be a wise decision.

 

This post is brought to you by Linda and Cyranny with the JusJoJan and WOD challenge prompts ūüôā

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WOD Challenge 1-18-20 New Voices

Good morning everyone! Today’s prompt word comes from Kristian and the word is clinch.

 

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Recently, I got and email from a publication I have yet to be featured in called The Master’s Review. They have what’s called a New Voices category that is open year round and charges no reading fee.

Would that not be an awesome accomplishment to clinch a spot in this publication? Wish me luck, I am either going to find and polish an already existing story of mine or create an entirely new one. If you guys are interested in submitting yourself, click the link above and check out the rules for submission!

Anyone would be proud to get their name and work featured in this prestigious publication. Hurry, deadline is 1/31/20! $$ is possible for the winner!

 

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JusJoJan & SoCS 1-18-20 A New Twist on a Classic Tale

Well this week Linda has a difficult (to me anyway) prompt for our combo #JusJoJan and #SoCS posts, and I notice the trend to handle this one seems to be “do it with dialogue.” So I will give that a go and see what we come up with!

Me-“Honey, what was¬†the last movie we saw? I mean, we haven’t actually gone¬†to a movie in a long time.”

Dave-“You know, I can’t remember either.”

Me- “Well, after reading some of the other people’s posts, I realized that the last movie we saw was also during the holidays.”

Dave- “Oh yea? What was it?”

Me- “It was that strange one on FX I just had to watch, a new twist on the classic tale A Christmas Carol. Remember it had Guy Pierce and Stephen Graham in it?”

Dave- “I guess I didn’t pay that much attention.”

Me-“Well, I’m not surprised, you always have your head in that game lately.”

Dave-“I still saw it with you, I listen.”

Me- “Ok, Ok. Speaking of going to the movies.”

Dave- “Oh, no. I knew that was coming. I’ll take you to see something soon.”

Me- “It’s ok, I know we haven’t had a lot of time to go lately. I do have one in mind though that I’ve been eyeballing the trailers to.”

Dave- “Oh yea? Is it scary?”

Me- “Does a chicken have lips?” (In other words, he knows me too well) “Actually, it’s not as scary as it is mysterious. It’s that new whodunnit.”

Dave- “Right, is it still at the theater?”

Me- “I’m not sure, I will have to check it out. It has Jamie Lee Curtis in it, is that a deal killer?”

Dave- “I guess I can suffer through it for you.”

Me- “Aww, that’s why I love you so much, you’re willingness to sacrifice for me. I think you would like it anyway. It looks good.”

Dave- “When we get a free night, or maybe Sunday afternoon.”

 

I’ll keep y’all posted, lol.

 

 

 

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