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Day 13: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

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Day 13:  These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

1.  Meditate every day for at least 10 minutes 
2. Read blogs and learn how to promote my own
3. When I’m about to say something negative, say something positive

I’m on Day 6 of a nine-day cross-country road trip, and it’s been hard finding reliable Internet access, as well as time/energy to write and meditate. I didn’t anticipate how TIRED I would be. Going to Wizard Quest in the Wisconsin Dells on Wednesday left me with hurting knees, and after chasing prairie dogs in the hot sun yesterday at Teddy Roosevelt National Park, I felt like I had just run a marathon. Every night Paul and I fall into our latest motel bed, moaning about our aches and pains, and grumpy with lack of sleep.

I only have a few minutes today since we are about to depart from Billings, Montana and head to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Since I haven’t been writing as many blogs this week, I thought today I would introduce you to a few of my favorite blogs (see below). Yes, they are written by people I know. That’s how I found about them in the first place. But nepotism is the way of the world, and these really are  great places to browse during your online hours. Enjoy!

Bison on a hill in Teddy Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands of North Dakota.

Bison on a hill in Teddy Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands of North Dakota.

A Few of My Favorite Blogs:

Burlesque Press – A new company, created by the brilliant and beautiful Jeni Stewart, that host literary events and writing retreats. The Burlesque Press Variety Show features daily posts from writers. Vaudevillian in nature, you get a little bit of everything: poetry, fiction, humorous essays, book review (sometimes by me), and more. I especially enjoyed this essay by the one and only, Tawni Waters.

The Incompetent Writer – Written by a charming British bloke, Daniel Wallace, this blog offers practical writing advice, book and movie reviews, and writing prompts, as well as some excellent fiction.

Jen Violi – If you don’t follow Jen Violi (writer and book coach) on Twitter, you should. She asks creative questions and gives whimsical writing prompts, like “Monosyllabic Mondays” (describe your day using only one-syllable words.) Her blog is just as fun and magical as she is.



About evalangston

Eva Langston is a writer, among other things.

3 responses »

  1. Thanks for the promo and hang in there! You are crossing the country in less than two weeks. Thousands of settlers of yore would trade their death by dysentery for your aching knees 😉 not that I mean to sound unsympathetic. Frankly, I’m very jealous and can’t wait for you to get settled so I can come visit!

  2. Eva. Thank you so much for the kind words! Best wishes gettting that writing routine settled in 🙂

  3. Smooches and thanks, sweet Eva! xoxo


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