Watch Me Tip Withoutcha!

LOVE that line (my blog post title) because it's all about doin' your thang no matter who's watching. Also dig that line because it's from "Tightrope," a new single by this future soul artist I'm diggin' on at the moment, Janelle Monae.

And doin' my thang I am indeed. So while I'm busy tippin' on it this week, I'll leave you with Ms. Monae's kick-ASS video. Along with this comPLETEly unrelated link--since it's Donald Maass waxing knowledgeable about writing and such, I just had to include it.



If you're like me, just watching other artists burn it up in their respective disciplines is inspiring as hell. So, I'ma do my best to burn up that word count. After all, it's

Write Like You're On FIRE Week!

And here's my word count for today:


I'm on FAHR, y'all! FAHR! Cuz that looks suspiciously like the home stretch to me. Anyway, how are you doing on your goals this week? Be on fire, y'all, and keep on tippin' without 'em!

17 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt | May 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Thanks for the interview link. I've been trying to decide if I want to buy The Fire in Fiction book. The library doesn't have it. :(

Jen | May 20, 2010 at 9:13 PM

You crack me up! I love your style... and I wish my writing was on fire but this week it has lost it's sizzle... :( I'm hoping it returns next week!

Alesa Warcan | May 21, 2010 at 5:03 AM

Congrats on blazing forward! Not sure what tippin' on it means, but as long as cows aren't involved, I'm guessing it's all good. ; j

I'm so behind on today's part I'm writing in the subway. Impromptu call from long lost sister this morning, and cooking for unexpected dinner guests last night, a resolute decision to sleep in order not to travel tired, and a normal insane day's work have shot my schedule to hell. It's really a lot of fun!

So if anything, I guess I'm under fire. : j
It's great, I love dancing through the bullets.

Jaydee Morgan | May 21, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Glad to hear it's going well for you. The last few days have been surprising productive for me as well (maybe I'm on fire and yet to realize it).

Sangu | May 21, 2010 at 10:57 AM

That cracked me up!

Zoe C. Courtman | May 21, 2010 at 12:27 PM

No prob, Stina. I always read what the Maassa has to say. :) I have WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL but I haven't read it yet - I'm saving it for revisions!

Hi, Jen! THanks for stopping in! I feel like I lose my sizzle all the time - so I had to make some up (fiery words help, trust me). Good luck!!

Ooh, being under fire keeps ya dancin' Alesa. Least you're on your toes, right? And tippin' is "tiptoeing on the tightrope" - which sounds like what you've already been doing!! Good luck balancing it all!

Hi, Jaydee. Thanks for popping in. You ARE on fire! No, you're on FAHR!!

Aw, thanks for stopping by and commenting, Sangu!! LOVE your blogfest idea, too - I'm in!

Elana Johnson | May 21, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I'm late to the party -- what else is new? -- but I totally need to write like I'm on fire. And soon.

Zoe C. Courtman | May 21, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Elana - I always want to post "ooh, Y'ALL. Elana frikkin Johnson just commented on my post. MY post!" *snicker* Thanks for popping in and making me feel all relevant n stuff. :D

Creepy Query Girl | May 21, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Congrats on the wordcount- do your thang girl.

Zoe C. Courtman | May 21, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Thanks, Creepy! I'm trying. (Not NEARLY hard enough, but I'm trying.)

Lydia Kang | May 21, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Interesting Maass link! THanks!

Palindrome | May 21, 2010 at 5:45 PM

It's been an exhausting work week but it's the weekend now and I can get to writing!!

Yo on FII-A!

Zoe C. Courtman | May 21, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Hey, Lydia!! I thought it was cool, too - hadn't read that interview, so I thought I'd share :D Thanks for popping in!

Palindrome! You'll be burnin' up that word count, too! I know it!

Carolyn V. | May 21, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Whew Zoe! That was an awesome video!

Your word count for today is amazing! Keep going! =)

Zoe C. Courtman | May 21, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Hey, Carolyn :D Thanks for visiting - I know, right? That WAS a great video, and it gets me fired up every time! Thanks for the comment!!

Roland D. Yeomans | May 22, 2010 at 12:39 AM

THE FIRE IN FICTION is a great book. I haven't read Maass' first book because I cannot get on my Kindle.

Zoe, are you going to enter Bryan's Logline Blogfest?

http://timeguardiansaga.com/blog/?p=772

You write five one sentence loglines describing your book. I would love to read the loglines you would come up with, Roland

Zoe C. Courtman | May 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Hey, Roland! Thanks for dropping in - I always love hearing from you :D Not doing the logline contest, but am doing Sangu's character interview blogfest - are you??

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