Friday, September 2, 2011

It's Friday, I'm in Love...

Hello Friends,

Happy Friday!

Did you write this week?

As we head into the weekend, I challenge you to abandon fear and trust yourself, to dig deep (go there!) and try new things, to find inspiration in new places.

And, this:

Write. Imagine. Create.

And when all else fails? 

Know when to stop for the day, have a margarita...

 and dance on top of the table!

Have a spectacular weekend!




Lori M. Lee said...

haha, great post. TGIF! <3

Old Kitty said...

I am doing my little happy dance with a wee dram of erm.. port!! And a macaron or three!

:-) Happy Friday!!!!!

Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Lola! Trying to brainstorm ideas for a third and final book. I'll work on that this weekend.

Bonnie R. Paulson said...

Thank you, Lola, once again you came through when I needed you. And you didn't even know you were needed!

Have a great weekend.

bridget said...

Hey Lola,
You have inspired me to go back to something I abandoned a few weeks ago. I've been so busy "campaigning" this week that I need to step away now.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it! I'm hoping to get some time writing in before I head back to school this week! The summer has gone... :)

Anne R. Allen said...

Lola, I can't tell you how much I needed this right now. I've been at the computer 14 hrs a day all week. Now I'm going to go make myself a martini!

Jessica Love said...

Happy Friday Lola! :-D This was a LONG week, but I am ready to make some major writing progress!

Janet Johnson said...

Lola! I've missed you. :) You have a great Friday, too . . . and Loved the poster with Voldemort dancing. Somehow he doesn't see as scary that way.

Claire Lachance said...

That's great advice. I'm glad Friday is almost over!

Andy said...

Ok...that last one made me laugh. :D Great post. I need a swift kick in the arse to get some writing done.

Linda G. said...

"Know when to stop for the day, have a margarita..." <--My new favorite writing rule. *grin*

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Oh lord, I loved that Voldemort thing. Hilarious. Have a great weekend Lola!!!!

Giles Hash said...

I love it! I wrote a few new characters for a story I'm about to start outlining. :D

A.J. Mullarky said...

Haha, I haven't done any writing this week, but I have done some serious dancing.

Jules said...

Well, since it is a holiday weekend... think I'll try some of that dancing on the table top stuff. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

LR said...

A margarita is always welcome. ;)

Julie Hedlund said...

What an awesome post for inspiration!

I did write this week, but I sure didn't look like the woman in your first picture while doing so... lol!

Have a great weekend.

Hanna C. Howard said...

What a great post! I have to admit... I didn't see the Dancing Dark Lord coming. :)

Crystal Cheverie said...

Ha ha ha ha, I was LMAO-ing at the rockin' Voldy pics!! Tooooo funny. I loved the 12.5 writing tips. I definitely need to get back into the swing of things.

Thanks for the inspiration and the giggles!! :-)

James Garcia Jr said...

Hey, Miss Lola! How are you? *hands you a drink*
You know, it's really hard to focus on this comment with 'ole Jared staring at me. Or is he staring at you? Glad to hear it. Have him sing "Closer to the Edge" for me and then you can have him.
Thanks for the post. I could very easily use every ounce of this 3-day weekend. I have edits on my second novel, an article due soon and have had zero time to visit blogs. I'm definitely going to work this weekend, but I promise to sit awhile and spend time with my wife.
Thanks for the reminder.
*taps glass*


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Thanks for the laugh and inspiration.

Jeff King said...

Great post... Glad to hear from you.


Laila Knight said...

Hey there fellow campaigner. Happy to meet you. I'm following you.

Susanne Drazic said...

I've seen that writing rules poster mentioned on other blogs. I want to get one for myself. : )
Have a great day!

E. Arroyo said...


Shelley Sly said...

I love your posts, Lola! The last picture is hilarious! :D Hope you're having a wonderful long weekend!! xoxo

Talli Roland said...

Ah! It's been ages since I've been by - sorry! I find margaritas always help!

Alison Miller said...

You are hilarious! The pics of Voldemort are soooo funny. And I'm totally stealing your twelve and a half writing rules.

Thanks for this!

Gina Blechman said...

First off, LOVE the voldemort pic. Secondly, I love the 12 1/2 writing tips. Just saved the picture link to send to one of my other writer friends later.

Have a great day!

<3 Gina Blechman

foldingfields said...

dear gods, I love your encouraging posts...and, man, I'm scarred by that last image. hauntings will happen!

Best writing tips list I've seen. Sarahxx

Christa said...

The so great.
And I like the sassy drinker--I don't know anyone like that (ahem).

Carolyn V said...

hee hee hee. Can't stop laughing at Voldemort!

LTM said...

LOL! I love those vintage funnies like that... And I LOVE the 12.5 rules of writing. That's my favorite.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend, dahling~ :o)

Tara said...

Monday you can fall apart. Tuesday, Wednesday, break my heart.

Love them.

Love you.

cherie said...

Haha! Love this post. The one with Voldemort cracked me up!

Btw, you have an award!

Ashley Nixon said...

This was a great post! I loved the perfect combination of Brotip and Voldemort!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

oh pinterest. What would we do without you?

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love this. And I especially love Voldemort dancing. Geez he's hot! :D

Kelly said...

That Voldemort poster is HILARIOUS!

I have GOT to get into a writing routine again. Since I started my new job (it's only mornings), I have been running errands and such during my writing time. Next week...

Jenny Phresh said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I, too, am happy to have found you amid the vast sea of keystrokes. I shall mark your blog and note it well. Indeed, I shall!

MG Higgins said...

Thanks for the earlier comment and follow. I love the list of writing rules! Excellent. I'll see you out in the time-sucky twitterverse.

Carol Riggs said...

LOL, Love that Voldemort bit. And Ray Bradbury's quote too! Um, writing this week--does REwriting (revising) count? Of course it does? LOL Happy writing to you! :)

ajkulig said...

HA I haven't stopped writing! 3 Day Novel contest and right back into editing and another book.

Carrie Butler said...

I adore your blog design, Lola! It's so pretty. :D I just thought I'd stop over and say hi! I'm your newest follower too. *grins*

Miranda Hardy said...

The margarita sounds great right about now. Enjoy your weekend, too!

Medeia Sharif said...

Yes, I wrote plenty this week, so I'm relaxing now. I'm not dancing though, just sort of vegging out.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

L'Aussie said...

Lola this was great. Love those rules of writing. I've been writing up a storm and feel quite virtuous. D

allie said...

Hi Lola. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love this post, it's fun ,and there are some fab snippets of advice there too. I particularly like: 'Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.' >> I really need to take that advice. :)

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Love the Ray Bradbury quote! Great fun pics too, Lola.

Coleen Patrick said...

Hi Lola-I love your blog! I find it to be inspirational--I love quotes :) Plus I am impressed with your ability to surf--I am deeply afraid of the ocean! Anyway thanks for stopping by my blog, and for taking the time to make some lovely comments!

Hannah Kincade said...

I always have to bookmark your posts so that I can come back when I need a kick in the pants. You are awesome as always. Love this post!


Matthew MacNish said...

I haven't written in weeks. I've revised a little, and critiqued a bit more, but no new words.

Susan Fields said...

I love this post! Great 12-1/2 tips, too - especially #12-1/2! That's one I need to post by my computer.

J.L. Campbell said...

Really cool 12 1/2 tips! Dropping by on the campaign.

Katie Dodge said...

Ha ha ha! Too funny! :)
Fellow campaigner here, just stopping in to say hey!

steve said...

Really great post and i love reading this post, Thanks a lor for these tips.Register Domain

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

You're always an inspiration. I intend to do just this. Bring on the weekend!

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Elisabeth Black said...

I did write! Only about a thousand words, but I got someone where they needed to be and it wasn't even boring.

I hope you got to write too. Enjoy your weekend.

Gary Gauthier said...

Lola, That is a great 12.5 writing rules. I don't recall ever seeing them before. We have to constantly remind ourselves of the obvious stuff, if I may use myself as an example. Love your blog! As far as the drink you mentioned for later, you deserve it! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the Charles Dickens snippet.

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