Monday, September 17, 2012

Bazinga! It's Laundry Day

Today's post feels like a laundry list, but who better to provide colorful, soapy little pods of information than The Vortex, right? First, the bleach-y whites...

I could very well be violating my new policy of attaching photos not mine, but this is a perfect Monday chuckle. Remember when we talked about the awesomeness that was Looper? I give you the perfect example of what happens when a movie poster is strategically placed in a public restroom:

courtesy of HappyPlace

Forgot your coins for the wash? No problem. Check out this handy chart from Editorial Freelancers Association to find out what your services might be worth to the non-writing types. Need an hourly rate calculator? I used freelanceswitch to calculate my optimum ghostwriting rates-SO helpful, no matter which industry you're trying to pick up a little extra ka-ching.

And for the dark load...bioluminescence on a beach in the Maldives. If you look at only one photograph on the internet today, make it this one. Seriously, how many times can our retinas withstand a Kardashian-burn? This is nature's inspiration at its finest.

Also in the dark load, a rare opportunity to submit sans-agent to HarperCollins. Vortex author peeps wanting to go the traditional publishing house route have an open invitation to send in their epic fantasy, sci-fi, urban fantasy, horror, dystopia or supernatural submissions between October 1 and 14. Last Thursday's Guardian article has the 4-1-1. Good luck!

Certainly not least, please hand-wash this tee with care. It's my fave.
More BBT shirts here. Best. Crazy. Catalog. Ever.

I'm super-excited to celebrate the release of my contemporary romantic comedy (with the hot Brit--remember him?) to the ibookstore this week! It's an interactive experience like nothing you've ever read before. If you don't have an Apple device on which to enjoy it, find someone who does, or-heck-buy one. This week. I'll wait. Make sure you're following me on Twitter or subscribed to my newsletter. This week. I'll wait. Since the project is ghostwritten, tweets and email are the only way you'll find links to buy and be eligible for contests and giveaways by yours truly. I won't pay for a stellar review like John Locke, but I will sing you "Soft Kitty" when you're sick. Flu season is just around the corner, people.

Have a squeaky clean Monday, everyone!


the walking man said...

Poster cool, bioluminescence is something every sailor sees sailing the seas. Isn't Apple like the Wal-Mart of digitopia? And what do I have to buy an Apple something (no) or a book just to hear you sing, I am feeling like a cold might be coming on?

Dixie said...

I'm glad you didn't broach the subject of ironing. And thanks for the Oct. 1-14 chance of permanent press".

Charles Gramlich said...

Just from the previews, it seems like there are a LOT of plot holes in looper.

L.A. Mitchell said...

@WM...for you, sir, any occasion to sing ;) Aren't you a fortunate man to have witnessed such a phenomenon in person? Where are my manners? I've forgotten to tell you thanks for serving our country :*

@Dixie...Iron? Isn't that an element or something? LOL. Good luck!!

@Charles...It will be an exercise in plotting for someone who has probably written every time travel plot hole known to literature. Can't wait to see it :) Hope you're doing well.