As this year has progressed, I’ve had no choice but to open my eyes to the cruelty of human kind. No, I wasn’t naive enough to think it didn’t exist, but somehow it was easier living in a bubble. Ironic that being in quarantine has opened up the world’s widest door, no?
Either way, this is not a “down” post, so don’t run away. Unless, you wanna put me down, in which case read my first sentence about “cruelty” 😮.
For most of 2020 I’ve been avoiding the outside world, as viewed through the screens of my phone and computer. Because how else?
At first, it was a break from social media, news, blogs, and pretty much anything that wasn’t fiction. Sure, I’d keep up with the headlines of things, but that was about it. But, I went from avoiding all of it to learning to accept “the things I cannot change” and instead trying to turn things around by finding positivity.
Well, luckily the world is also full of talented people who take time out of their lives to bring us some joy and inspire our creativity with their own genius.
For example, there are tons of people willing to share amazing dessert recipes, and I’ve been nice enough to try them (they’re geniuses, trust me!). I love these people with my whole heart, but anyway, that might be another post. For now . . .
I could share a million things here that will bring laughter, entertainment, and whatnot, but I’m going to only share two.
The first one is a writing contest.
This is from an email we received that I almost deleted. We get so much spam and people asking for us to pay them to write for us, that I can’t help but ignore them and hit “delete” super fast.
Anyway, I checked this one out from QueryLetter.com, and thought I’d share. I’m not associated with them in any way, but in case this interest you, here goes:
This writing contest is for you to write book blurbs, but with a twist!
They want blurbs about completely made-up, nonexistent books.
I think that sounds cool. If you’re interested, it has to be submitted by September 15th, and there will be a $500 award. You can check it out here: https://www.queryletter.com/contest.
The second thing is from America’s Got Talent.
I have to share, because . . . well, I truly appreciate humor. I hope you get it because I couldn’t stop laughing.
Here’s a video of Hilarious Magic by The Demented Brothers:
I apologize for the lack of an “actual post” but . . . I hope you enjoyed this comedic “magic” and forgive me for it. 🙃