As a romantic comedy author, it's crucial to me that my blog, Twitter presence, Facebook posts, and personal interactions reflect my quirky, humorous brand.
As a fallible human being going through a divorce mere months before the release of my debut novel . . . well, sometimes it's hard.
Go ahead and make the hard-on joke. I'll wait.
Monday was one of those days I felt overwhelmed and sad and stressed and decidedly unfunny. Hey, it happens. I'm learning to cut myself some slack.
One thing I've been grateful for these last few months are the little bitty ways people brighten my days. Often, the bright things come the instant I most desperately need them.
Like this photo my brother sent of his brand new puppy napping with their older dog:
Seriously, if you can look at that without smiling, you are dead inside.
Another bright spot was this photo a friend texted me while browsing a local department store:
Which reminds me, aren't we due for another round of Garage Porn?
And speaking of porn, here's a photo a friend snapped in Newport, Oregon and sent to me because she knew it would make me laugh:
Then there are the people who make me smile in other ways. No, I'm not talking about that.
I mean the friendly pokes on Facebook or the silly jokes sent via email or the Twitter posts from people saying they just pre-ordered Making Waves.
And of course, there are the blog comments here that never cease to make me smile. I've slowed down lately on replying to comments like I used to, but rest assured, I read and adore every single one. You guys leave me grinning constantly.
So on that note, what little things have been making you smile lately?