MONDAY FORTUNE COOKIE, 11/5/12
Your smile makes everyone realize that the world is a lovely and beautiful place.
SNARKY RESPONSE: Or at the least, they’ll all be wondering what you’ve been up to! Someone cue up the “The Candy Man” song while the Fortune Cookie Guru indulges in a bit of gratuitous flattery.
So, after Googling the saccharine laced hit I linked above, I also found this CandyMan song I’d never seen before, but it takes a whole different turn on the term–Christina Aguilera’s Candyman video. Talk about smiling! I have to admit I’m a sucker for the nostalgia vibe and the boogie-woogie close harmonies of the faux girl trio (Andrew Sisters-style), though Christina’s lyrics and dance moves are very “modern.”
Returning to the matter at hand, today is Day 5 of NaNoWriMo and all the good NaNo’ers are at or approaching 8,335 words. Sadly, I’m way off that mark, but I intend to try and bring myself up to snuff by some serious word-crunching over the next week.
NaNoWriMo is a wonderful way to get writers to put their money where their mouths are. Instead of just saying they’re “going” to write a book, they Do It! 50,000 contiguous words take any opus from the realm of short story/vignette into the category of “book.” And managing to do that feat in 30 days takes you from “all talk” to can “walk the walk!”
So, here’s to the intrepid Writers of November – keep writing and smiling!