This week's podcast is not our normal format. We drove 27 hours or so this week. Our brains became a bit unglued - Okay. Even more unglued.
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The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License. Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song? It’s “Night Owl” by Broke For Free.
My new book, IN THE WOODS, is out!
It’s with Steve Wedel. It’s scary and one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Buzz Books for Summer 2019. There’s an excerpt of it there and everything! But even cooler (for me) they’ve deemed it buzz worthy! Buzz worthy seems like an awesome thing to be deemed!
You can order this bad boy, which might make it have a sequel. The sequel would be amazing. Believe me, I know. It features caves and monsters and love. Because doesn’t every story?
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In Episode Five of our podcast, we get a closer look at the interpersonal dynamics of Carrie and Shaun and also insight into the ingredients of a White Russian, which is now called the Caucasian. The subtitle for this podcast is Sometimes Even Those Who Lack Confidence Must Insist They Are Right Writers like Carrie sometimes don’t have a lot of confidence. Carrie is constantly being told by business people the following two things: There is no money in modesty. She needs to be more confident. Sidenote: It’s hard to feel confident when people tell you that you lack something – confidence. If you are worried about being someone’s confidence, give them a hug instead of a lecture. Always Carrie is getting a hug. Sorry you can’t see her face. However, Carrie turns that thought back around and claims that her lack of some confidence occasionally actually allows her to strive to be better, to keep learning. And her openness about her lack of confidence actually makes her authentic. She is confident about being authentic, basically. ...
This week we're pretty low-key chill with an off-format podcast about the weird things about us Basically, we answer some of our listener's questions. We forgot the hardest one, which is: How does Carrie get everything done? That one took too much time, so we'll share it next week. We love you all and thank you so much for your awesome questions. Why do you choose to live this way, humans? Shout Out! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License. Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song? It’s “Night Owl” by Broke For Free. WRITING AND OTHER NEWS IN THE WOODS - READ AN EXCERPT, PREORDER NOW! My next book, IN THE WOODS, appears in July with Steve Wedel. It's scary and one of Publisher's Weekly's Buzz Books for Summer 2019. There's an excerpt of it there and everything! But even cooler (for me) they've deemed it buzz worthy! Buzz worthy seems like an awesome thing to be deemed! You can preorder this bad boy, which might make it have a sequel. The sequel would be amazing. Believe me, I know. It features caves ...
Okay, you all. We know this is harsh, but it’s truth time. Life isn’t about random interactions. Success isn’t about it either. When Carrie became Andrew Yang’s Twitter friend, it made her super happy, but it didn’t actually do anything for her. When the Rock retweeted her tweet about disabilities… Full disclosure: Carrie has no depth perception and also has epilepsy. ...but when that happened? It was cool because it was the Rock, but it didn’t make her suddenly more successful or cooler. The Rock would never remember that retweet. Andrew Yang isn’t going to remember being Carrie’s Twitter friend. It was a nice moment, but Carrie doesn’t really need that moment to make her feel cooler or more validated as a human being. That’s because though she presents as really insecure, she’s actually pretty cool with herself. And other people’s perceptions – even when they are the Rock or Andrew Yang? They don’t matter. There’s a guy in our town who is a bit off and he thinks we are basically Satan incarnate. Does Shaun care? Not one for one freaking second. Why? Because he knows who the hell he is. He’s cool with himself. For the same reason when there are rumors about him or Carrie or even his bffs, does he care? Nope. That’s because he knows he’s the sh*t. He knows who he is. It’s confidence, but it’s also about knowing that you can’t control what other people think about you all the time. ...