When You Need An Excuse to Procrastinate On Writing Your Novel

by James L. Rubart, @jameslrubart

Most of my posts are serious musings on this publishing journey we’re all on. Same with my other Novel Rocket columnists. Yep, you’re ahead of me. Time for a few smiles. These videos did it for me, and what a great excuse to procrastinate for a few minutes! (Or more than a few.) If you only have time for one, do not pass go, do not collect $200,  go immediately to the third video.

Teddy’s Story Joint- Almost guaranteed to make you smile.

Word Crimes- For all you Weird Al fans

George Lucas In Love- I’ve saved the best for last. If you’re a Star Wars fan, even if you’re not, this one is gold. Yes, you’re going to have to procrastinate for almost nine minutes with this one, but I think it’s worth it. Enjoy!


The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

What if there was a place where everything wrong in your life could be fixed?

Corporate trainer Jake Palmer coaches people to see deeper into themselves—yet he barely knows himself anymore. Recently divorced and weary of the business life, Jake reluctantly agrees to a lake-house vacation with friends, hoping to escape for ten days.

When he arrives, Jake hears the legend of Willow Lake—about a lost corridor that leads to a place where one’s deepest longings will be fulfilled.

Jake scoffs at the idea, but can’t shake a sliver of hope that the corridor is real. And when he meets a man who mutters cryptic speculations about the corridor, Jake is determined to find the path, find himself, and fix his crumbling life.

But the journey will become more treacherous with each step Jake takes.

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man’s body. He thinks he’s still young enough to water ski like a madman and dirt bike with his two grown sons, and loves to send readers on journeys they’ll remember months after they finish one of his stories. He’s the best-selling, Christy BOOK of the YEAR, INSPY, CAROL and RT Book Reviews award winning author of eight novels as well as a professional speaker, co-host of the Novel Marketing podcast, and co-founder of the Rubart Writing Academy. During the day he runs his branding and marketing company which helps businesses, authors, and publishers make more coin of the realm. He lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington. More at www.jameslrubart.com