March 10

Best laid plans… I really did intend on starting this back in January, however, as Robert Burns wrote: the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. So… here I go for today.

Today is Wednesday, March 10. It is also: Mario Day, Nat’l Landline Telephone Day, Nat’l No Smoking Day, Nat’l Pack Your Lunch Day, Nat’l Ranch (dressing) Day, International Day of Awesomeness, International Find a Pay Phone Booth Day, Middle Name Pride Day, International Bagpipe Day, Registered Dietitian Day, Salvation Army Day, Sterile Packaging Day, US Paper Money Day

Birthdays: Friedrich von Schlegel (1772), Jakob Wasserman (1873), Paul Coates (1921), David Rabe (1940), Ake Edwardson (1953), Henry Watson Fowler (1858), Johanna Lindsey (1952)

Tip: Set an established writing routine, whether it’s a specific time of day or word count, or place… whatever gets you writing and stick with it.

Thought for the day: “Put your heart into what you’re writing. If you can’t laugh at your own characters, or shed a tear for them, or even get angry at one of them, no one else will either.” – Johanna Lindsey

Jumpstart: Little things around your house are missing. This week, a small pillow; last week, an old t-shirt; food that you know you bought is gone from the cabinet. Who or what is taking the stuff? How and why?

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