July 2, 2014

IWSG - sometimes you just need to laugh

my son and i are writing my novel as a team. the other day, we tried and tried and tried to work on a scene, but it was like pushing my Ford Excursion uphill. painful. clunky. tiring. we finally stopped. the next day, we went at it again. it gushed out like a flash flood in the desert during monsoon season.

the difference? we found something to laugh about before we started. we found cheesy lines to laugh at during the writing. i know it's not always that simple, but sometimes that's all you need - to find something funny. to not take your writing so seriously. to get those endorphines going to free your brain. 

so, with that in mind, here are some things we laugh at quite often...

-- Calvin and Hobbes cartoons (we have 4 books of them)

-- funny videos - here are links to a few of our favorites

and finally, a picture that amuses me so much i've put it on my computer screen.

for more posts to encourage you, click on the IWSG picture in my sidebar. 

now, even if you're not having writer's block, go find something to laugh about. it will make you feel better. 


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They say laughter is the best medicine - glad it got you through the scene.
The Bane cat videos are funny.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes! Now I need to go look through all of those books again. Thanks for the reminder! And I love that cat picture. :)

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to write a book with your son. What fun. Good luck with that!

cleemckenzie said...

I love to laugh. I love it when I have the chance to laugh at myself, too. It takes the edge off.

Suzanne Sapsed said...

I think laughter is so very important - and I love the cat picture LOL!
Suzanne @ Suzannes-Tribe

Margo Berendsen said...

Oh my goodness that "tried to be normal" cracked me up. Definitely reposting that one! Off to watch the things you don't say to your wife video!

Fundy Blue said...

Hi Michelle! I'm visiting new blogs as an IWSG member. I love that you're writing with your son, and that picture of the abnormal cat was wonderful. I find laughter helps a lot of things in life!

Feather Stone said...

Love the photo of the kitty; laughing makes everything okay. Thanks