Committing to Improve

4 Jul

town_260Happy Friday to you all and Happy 4th of July!

I’m not really sure why I am posting on the 4th.  It’s not like anyone out there would choose reading this over a barbecue but hey, it makes me feel good so why not?

Today I think we will talk about commitment.


Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

Mario Andretti



Not all of you have the amount of time that I have to commit to your writing.  I’m one of the lucky ones in that I have no other real responsibilities during the day.  Oh sure, I do some housework, and I cook my share of dinners, but writing is my job, and I have no little kids to take care of or any other chores that will keep me away from my passion.


Today I want to talk about the commitment to improve at writing.  That, I think, is a commitment anyone can make no matter how much time they have during the day to write.

Are you committed to being the best writer you can be?

If not, I simply don’t understand the point in writing.


I’ll leave you with a short one today. Enjoy your time with family and friends, and thank you so much for spending part of your holiday with me.


“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

16 Responses to “Committing to Improve”

  1. Janine Huldie July 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Just wanted to once again wish a very, happy 4th of July and great weekend ahead, too 🙂

    • Billybuc July 4, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

      Thank you, Janine, and the same to you and your wonderful family.

  2. Tina Truelove July 4, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    Happy 4th! Billybuc!

    • Billybuc July 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

      Thank you, Tina. The same to you my friend.

  3. Shauna L Bowling July 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    Sorry I’m late to the party. I had to finish up my travel articles and get them in before the deadline. Yes, I worked today! But now I have the weekend free. I’ll probably venture outside when my neighbors start shooting off fireworks.

    Happy 4th my friend!

    • Billybuc July 4, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

      Sha, something I learned early on in this business is that if holidays fall on a weekday, then they really aren’t holidays. LOL Have a good weekend.

  4. Wayne Barrett July 4, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

    Happy 4th Bill. And how did you know I need to be committed? 🙂

    • Billybuc July 4, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

      Wayne, thanks for the 4th greetings…as far as being committed, it was just a lucky guess. 🙂 Have a great weekend my friend.

  5. Lea Tartanian July 5, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Hi Billybuc, read this yesterday, but my husband and I left for the Arnot Mall for the day, dinner out, then saw the movie “Tammy” -very, very funny…bed late, pushing midnight…
    so here I am out of sync, overslept, but got my walk in…beautiful breeze from God this morning. Loved your post and yes, I AM committed to writing. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the picture you posted so inspiring. Glad you have Bev to keep your writing under control. 🙂
    Blessings, Sparklea :)/Lea:)

    • Billybuc July 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

      Good morning Lea and Happy Saturday to you my friend. Amazing…we are going to see “Tammy” today, so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. I must run if I’m going to get there on time…have a wonderful day my friend.

  6. klsilver July 6, 2014 at 2:36 am #

    I’m so committed – i’m committable!
    Hugs dear, even if i am a day late and a dollar shortxx

    • Billybuc July 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

      You and me both, Sis…committable that is. 🙂 Hugs dear friend.

  7. Ruchira Khanna July 7, 2014 at 1:11 am #

    A thoughtful message, Bill

    Improvement is needed all the time whether we have chores lined up or just doing one, cause otherwise life would tend to become boring 🙂

    Hope you had a happy 4th of july!

    • Billybuc July 7, 2014 at 1:20 am #

      Thank you Ruchira. We did have a 4th of July and now I’m rested and ready for a busy week.

  8. Melanie Chisnall July 7, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Great message for this chilly,but sunny Monday over here Bill. Hope you had a great independence weekend. 🙂

    • Billybuc July 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

      Thank you Mel. It was a quiet weekend for us with beautiful weather. 🙂

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