#musicMonday ~ Ludacris

I haven’t been here in a while– been very busy with my day job, finding a new job, and battling a summer cold. I’m taking a different allergy medication and it’s helping my asthma, so I’m happy to have my voice back. I’ve got some voice over stuff I’ve gotta get back to.

Anyways, I haven’t heard this song in a minute so enjoy!

 

Spotlight on: Lis’n Up Clothing

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Today’s Friday spotlight is on Lis’n Up Clothing! The Massachusetts-based company had come to my attention when they’d teamed up with Noor Tagouri— a Washington, D.C. based journalist who spearheaded the viral hashtag campaign #LetNoorShine—to create The Noor Effect. They’d just wrapped up The GIRL Tour in Boston, and I had the chance to speak with Adam Khafif, the CEO of Lis’n Up Clothing.

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#writerWednesday ~ Copyediting quiz

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I’m taking a short writing break to do some copy editing for my publisher today– although the plot bunnies have been very tenacious.

::feeds carrots::

I had to look something up and came across a copyediting quiz from The Subversive Copy Editor Blog. Take it for a spin and see how you do. Happy editing!

 

*image from KallieLeonard

#writerWednesday ~ Prompt 2

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If you had been able to choose, would you rather have been an only child or part of a very large family?

(I like that this is coming and #NationalSiblingDay has already passed, lol!)

I love being part of a large family. My [maternal] grandmother was 1 of 13, so I’ve got a large extended family. Not to mention friends whom I’ve dubbed family. But honestly, I love my brother and sister with everything in me. They’ve seen me at my best, and at my worst. They’ve cheered me on, and given very much unsolicited advice. We might bicker and pick on each other like kids, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I love you guys!

Oh, I forgot to mention that I’m now on Snapchat. My handle is the same as instagram and twitter: murjanian. I don’t snap everyday, but when I do, it tends to come in bunches. Now that I’ve finally learnt how to use the face filter, I’m having loads of fun with it.

 

 

So…

Confusion

I had a podcast episode that I had planned to release today, but after careful consideration I’ve decided not to. It was nothing controversial– I couldn’t fix the audio. I’d recorded in a new environment and you can hear incessant background noise that I’d hoped my mic hadn’t picked up on.

But it did. And try as I did to isolate and tone the sounds down, it just muddled the audio that I did want you guys to hear. So I’ll re-record it with the interviewee at a time when she can fit me in again.

In the meantime, how is your week going so far? I’d actually gotten some writing down yesterday in the form of an outline for a kid’s picture I want to write. While that wasn’t my project this week, I wasn’t about to shut off the muse faucet after I’d been stuck for a while. Now let’s hope this transfers over when I go back to writing my novel this week!

Ramblings ~ #GoodDeedFriday

 

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Hey everyone!

On twitter, a writer friend (@CalvinStarnesOG) had started to promote #gooddeedfriday, in which he would promote tweets and connect people however he could who were trying to get a foot into the Hollywood industry*. He’s retweeted a few of my tweets seeking editing clients and I’d like to pay it forward as well.

Hop on over to twitter and send me a tweet (@murjanian) that you’d like me to RT for you today. Not that I wouldn’t do it any other day during the week, but I’d like to help spread this [hashtag] idea.

 

*Disclaimer: He will NOT read scripts.

#writerWednesday ~ Stuff

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Brr!! It’s awfully cold outside to be spring. Earlier today, I did a podcast interview that I’m hoping will be posted by the end of this weekend for you guys to enjoy. Also been dreaming up some logos for my blog… not too sure what to go with though.

I’ve so much to start and continue writing, but I do owe my publisher a couple of chapters, so I know what I’ll be working on this week. This story is for a murder mystery novel, which are my favorite stories to read.

I love researching stuff and I love cold cases. I shoulda just been a detective.

Whilst I get back to my writing, enjoy this blog entry from Chuck Wendig on tiny houses. Hilarious! Open Letter to Tiny Houses

 

#musicMonday ~ The Fugees

Man I miss The Fugees. They had a presence and chemistry that very few groups nowadays can match.

My week was infused with some goodness right at the very beginning. Yesterday I’d received news that I’m going to be an aunt! I’m super excited to meet my nephew later this year, and I actually got some writing done yesterday as well. I’ve been playing with the idea of writing a tv pilot, so I mapped out some notes and the beginnings of an outline. We’ll see how it goes.

In pressing news, I’ve got a semi-deadline from my publisher on my newest chapter of my novel, so I hope I don’t disappoint. I’ve got to make sure I set aside some days to write it out. Hope your week is infused with some creative goodness!

#musicMonday ~ Raphael Saadiq

I’ve had the biggest crush on Raphael Saadiq for the longest time, and used to listen to Tony, Toni, Toné all the time while growing up. When he went solo, this was my favorite song of his. I hope one day to meet him, and try not to fangirl too much on him!

While I wasn’t able to make it to Wondercon this year, I still took some days off from work and it was very relaxing. I’d managed to get a lot organized, and found more scripts to download and read. Today’s for working on my pilot script. I’ve got a bunch of ideas, just got to put them in some sort of order.

What are you guys working on this week?