I guess that’s the topic for today: goals.
Let’s start with a quote and move on from there.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Or, if you don’t like that one, how about a quote from my man Thoreau:
So, which of those do you like? I’m kind of partial to the Confucius quote only because I have seen so many people over the years give up on their goals because they did not reach them, when in fact their logical next move would and should have been to adjust their approach to their goals.
I don’t like seeing people give up. I always tell people not to give up a minute before the miracle happens. I am a believer in hard work, and I’m a believer in being goal-oriented. I do not shuffle aimlessly through life; I know exactly what I want in writing and everything I do is aimed at those goals. I also know that success in writing takes perseverance and a willingness to hang in there despite the odds…and that may mean hanging in there for years before the goals are met.
So….what are your goals in writing and how are you doing with those goals? Do you need to make some adjustments?
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Write a creative introduction for a story based on this picture. It will take you five minutes tops and you might find it to be a helpful exercise in writing introductions.
FUNDING SITE OF THE DAY
The British Columbia Arts Council has some grants available with a deadline of September 15th. For more information look here.
CONTEST OF THE DAY
The Mighty River Short Story Contest has a deadline of October 1st and a $15 entry fee. You can read the submission guidelines here.
AND THAT’S IT FOR TODAY
Hey, I’ve got goals, and I need to go work towards them. How about you? Any goals for today?
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