Thursday, February 18, 2010

Three Things for Thursday: Critter is going to...

1. California! And I'm going with! (Okay, I wish). MG Higgins will be hosting the next leg of Critter's voyage. Thanks to everyone for your comments and offering to take him next. Please keep following Critter on his adventures. MG Higgins will be having a contest at some point to move him along again, so you have some more chances to be buddies with him! Thanks, MG! I know Critter will be well taken care of.

2. Thank you to the Wild About Writing authors at Wild About Nature blog. I won Kimberly Hutmacher's book, Paws, Claws, Hands and Feet, at their latest contest. Thank you, ladies! Wild About Nature features different nonfiction children's books about nature each week. Check it out!

3. I start a new online class today at the community college. The class is called "Get Funny." Now, don't laugh. (Actually, do laugh. That's the whole point of the class...)

Here's the summary of the class: "Humor enhances everything you do, no matter whether you're looking to deliver better presentations, increase your marketability as a writer, deliver more hits to a Web site, or simply become friendlier and more outgoing. Whether you're naturally funny or want to be, this hilarious course will help you sharpen your wit."


I enrolled in the class, because I want to be friendlier.
Alright people, I obviously took it to help with my writing. My husband is taking it along with me for fun. We are going to see who gets the better grade to prove who is funnier. We are competitive like that. It'll be a hoot and a holler I am sure.
Can a class really make you funnier? Let me know if my next month of blog posts make you chuckle more or less...or at all!
I'll close with a favorite kid friendly joke:
Why don't lobsters share?
Because they're shellfish!

But I won't be shellfish, I'll let you all know any great tips I learn on how to strengthen writing with humor! Does anyone else have a good joke to share?

Edited to be four things on a Thursday because I am so darn excited... I just won a critique on my query letter or a chapter plus a 30 minute phone call with Marietta Zacker from Nancy Gallt Literary Agency! And it's all because of Shelli at Market My Words! She has had daily prizes and a grand prize so go check out her very informative blog, there's still chances to win! I'm so excited and nervous and delighted! Thanks, Shelli!

22 comments:

Jonathon Arntson said...

Kelly, that's awesome! Will you be our pseudo-instructor? Or the real thing...


Cabbage hater.

MG Higgins said...

YAYYYYY!!! YAYYYYYY!!!!!

MG Higgins said...

Then I read the rest of your post...

That class sounds incredibly cool. Although I think you're already very funny. In a good way. Not a weird way.

Kelly said...

Jonathan- I will teach you all the art of laughter, oh yes I will! ;)
And to clarify, I don't actually hate cabbage, I'm just not a huge fan... I do love KFC's coleslaw! :)
MG - Yay! Thank you for thinking I'm funny. My kids do tell me I'm weird. :)

C.R. Evers said...

YaY Critter! I'm so excited that critter will get to visit MG in California!

Sounds like a fun class. I'll look forward to reading about what you learn!

Sorry I didn't get up the post about your contest in time. I was a little slow. The last couple of days have been hectic. I did, however, get on the ball with MG winning the Critter visit. I already have that up.

Jonathon Arntson said...

KFC's coleslaw, such a slap in the face...

Serenissima said...

Wow, your prize-winning karma is in full gear! Glad you found Critter a home, and I look forward to hearing more about your class.

Laura Pauling said...

Congrats Kelly for winning the query critique and phone call. Wow! I'm sure you'll get great advice. And the class sounds like fun! Laugh a lot. :)

Tina Laurel Lee said...

I make really good cabbage. Cabbage is super versatile. I could get you to really appreciate it, given half a chance.

And I can't wait to see critter at MG's. And that class sounds like serious fun.I can't wait to reap the benefits.

Kelly H-Y said...

How cool that you won the critique! Nicely done!
Too funny that you and hubby are both taking the class to see you can get the better grade! Love it.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Congrats on the contest win. Might I suggest a topic for your conversation with Marietta?

I might?

Then I suggest gallstones.

Kelly said...

Christy - No problem! My husband already learned a few things in class today, seriously!
Jon- It's the best way to have cabbage!
Serenissima - I'll be glad to share what I learn with you all!
Laura - Thank you and we are already laughing as we do our lessons!
Tina - I hope I didn't hurt your feelings with the cabbage remark ;). I'm a little wary about it, but I could give it a chance...
Kelly - So far I did better than my hubby on the pretest! :)
Murph - Your suggestion is under consideration.

Jen said...

Awesome Kelly!!!!

P.S. Love KFC's coleslaw!!! Can't go wrong with that! LOL

Kimberly Franklin said...

Okay, can I go to Cali too? I promise not to take up much space... : )

Sharon Mayhew said...

Kelly--I gave you a Sweet Friend Award over at my blog. You have got to be one of the nicest bloggers out there. :)

Kelly said...

Jen - I know! Right?! :)
Kimberly - I so wish I could crawl in the envelope with Critter and go to Cali!
Sharon - Thank you so much! You are too sweet!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Thanks for signing up for that agent thing for me....Are you going to do it too?

Wendy (aka quillfeather). said...

Hey, that's great Kelly!

Good luck with the query critique and the humor class... not that you need it :)

Lori Degman said...

CONGRATULATIONS Kelly!!! I'm soooo excited for you!! Keep us posted on how it goes! You should come to the Wednesday meeting next month and share your good news!

That class sounds like too much fun! Is it at CLC? If you like it a lot, maybe I'll sign up for it next time it's offered!

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations on your wins. And I do believe sending Critter off to California is a wonderful choice. Enjoy your new class!

The Wild About Writing Trio said...

Hey Kelly, it's Kim from the Wild About Nature blog. Both Heidi Roemer and I have tried emailing you, but we haven't received a response. We need your mailing address so that we can send you a copy of the book you won. Please try emailing me and/or Heidi asap so that we can get your prize in the mail. Congrats again! And your new class sounds fabulous! I can't wait to hear more about it.

Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

Kelly!

That's awesome! Marietta is the sweetest and smartest! I hope it goes great! She's just AWESOME!!!

xoxo -- Hilary