Editor’s Notebook 6

After a bit of a break, the Editor’s Notebook is back!

The Editor’s Notebook is my place to share the things I’m loving this week and other random links that have caught my eye. Enjoy!

What I’m Loving This Week

Strategy of the Lightning Bolt. Also known as going cold turkey, this phenomenon is when you make an instant change for the better.

42 Affirmations Every Successful Entrepreneur Believes. Recite these mantras on days when you’re feeling less-than-successful.

3 Myths of Happiness Everyone Should Stop Believing. If you’re not reading the Happify Daily email newsletter, you should definitely sign up today to get little positivity nuggets like this delivered straight to your inbox.

“Word Crimes” by Weird Al. I’ve been a Weird Al fan since elementary school, and his latest album is amazingly fun. As an editor, this song about bad grammar is especially funny to me.

The 7-Day Work Week Experiment. Spoiler alert: it’s a terrible, terrible idea.

How Are Your Petunias? On Growing and Dying. Money maven Kate Northrup discusses how “deadheading” (ie, editing) your life can help you blossom like never before.

“I’m Doing the Best I Can” (and Other Things You Should Never Say). Just say NO! to limiting phrases. Wise words from Derek Halpern.

7 Ways to Take an Effective Nap (and How It Can Boost Productivity). As if you need an excuse to catch some ZZZs.

The Key to Happiness? Entrepreneurship, Duh. Finally science backs up what we already know.

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Pit Bull in the Mud. I’m mommy to a 3-year-old pit bull, but thankfully, Skyla’s never gotten this dirty.

The 50 Happiest Animals In The Entire World. Because why not?

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Let’s Connect


  1. Sarah @ Long Island Nerd on August 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Yay! I love these posts! The word crimes song is too funny! I saw the video a few weeks ago for the first time and I couldn’t stop laughing! I know my grammar can be a little shaky at times but I think I can hold my own and I definitely know the difference between “there, their and they’re,” “to, two, and too,” and “its and it’s.” Weird Al is always fun 🙂

    I can’t wait to read about taking effective naps and I’m scared to read about the 7 day work week. It sounds terrible just from the title but I’m curious now!

    Hope all is well and that you are having a great summer!

    • Sage Grayson on August 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Hey Sarah! My grammar has gotten worse since I’m stopped being a book editor. Oh well! I prefer cleaning up lives to messy manuscripts now. 🙂