Sunday, September 30, 2012

a shot in the arm

Every so often, it's good to get a proverbial "shot in the arm"--something that motivates us or inspires us when our energy begins to flag and we lose focus. The old vitamin B12 shots come to mind.

When it comes to writing, though, humor and shared wisdom come to mind. If you could use a little pick-me-up, I hope this helps:



 Pinned Image
 Right again, Ernie!
There now...that wasn't so painful, was it?
I actually got two shots in the arm this week.
First, I was invited to participate in the Empowerment Project with Beth Caldwell. Check it out at The invitation arrived compliments of fellow Pennwriter Sue Rumbaugh, assistant professor of English at Carlow University, who was kind enough to think of me when she learned of the project. It was just the shot in the arm I needed, and it didn't hurt at all.
Second, I got my flu shot this week...and it didn't hurt a bit, either. So...PLEASE get YOUR flu shot this season. It could save you a boat load of trouble later on. Just sayin'.
"Advice is what we ask for
when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't."
--Erica Jong--
Next week I'll have something to say about writing memoir, God forbid.



  1. I love the poster on the 12-1/2 writing rules! I'm borrowing it, blowing it up to 8x11, framing it, and putting it on my wall next to my confuser!

    --Pete, your bro'

  2. Love the John Lennon quote...

  3. Pete--Enjoy it!

    Delores--It's one of my fav's. Even though I'm not a teacher, I do believe in being happy!

  4. You have some great quotes. I'm not getting a flu shot because I've never had the flu. I don't think I have.

  5. Sue--There's a first time for everything :) Trust'll know it if you get the flu!