We got a new dog and that kept us busy this weekend. She is a ten-year old Australian Shepherd that we got from animal rescue and she is a doll. That’s her in today’s prompt.
Well, let’s get this show on the road. First our quote of the day.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Well guess what we are going to talk about today.
To procrastinate is human, especially when self-doubts creep in. I can only speak for myself, but even with my work ethic I will procrastinate if nervousness and fear enter my mind, and I think most writers are very familiar with that two-headed monster.
I have edited my current novel three times. I was reading it to Bev today and found something I thought could use a re-write. And I know for a fact if I read some more of it tomorrow I’ll find more that could be re-written, and if I read it six months from now the same will be true.
Maybe it isn’t ready yet?
The point is that we will never be perfect, and we will always find something to re-write…but…eventually we just have to put our work out there and go for it. If we fail we keep writing. We will get better, but the only way to get better is to write and then be willing to take a chance with what we have written.
I know other writers who love to write; who have a genuine passion for writing; but when it comes time to market their writing, to do readings and book signings or whatever, they freeze up and convince themselves that they are not ready yet. But when will they be ready? Ever?
TIP OF THE DAY
Take a chance you have not taken yet with your writing. Whether it be a contest or contacting a publisher or whatever, stick your neck out there and find out what you are made of as a writer.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Yes, it is our new dog Holly. Does she inspire you?
LET’S KEEP IT SHORT TODAY
I issued you a challenge today. In fact, I issued myself a challenge as well. Let’s give it some thought today and we will all meet that challenge….and feel better at the end of the day.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”