Embrace Change if Necessary

30 Sep

003Happy Tuesday to you all!  I hope this finds you all refreshed and ready to create something beautiful with your words.  I spent the past weekend getting ready for winter. I had to put some tar paper on the quail roof, and we picked up a cord of wood, which still has to be split.  We cleaned out the wood stove, and a few other chores, and I think we can safely say “bring it on” to old man winter.

And, in a metaphorical sense, that is the topic of today’s blog….embracing change and being ready for it.


For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Steve Jobs

As writers, we have that luxury that Jobs spoke of.  If we are not enjoying what we are doing as writers, then we can change.  If it doesn’t feel right, then we can change.

I think, since I began this journey as a freelance writer three years ago, I’ve had six different blogs.  I would start one, and write in it for a couple months, and then it would cease to thrill me, and I would discontinue it.

I write at least eight hours each day, five days a week, so I’d better enjoy what I’m doing.  Thus, I’m willing to change when I don’t enjoy it.  Today I love writing novels, but if the day comes when I no longer enjoy that, then I’ll make the change and find another outlet for my writing….but I will keep writing, because I’m a writer and that’s what writers do.


Is everything working for you?  Are you pleased with your progress so far?

Stop and evaluate how it’s all going for you, and determine if you need to make a change in your writing career.


Say hello to my friend Randi from Arizona. On HubPages she goes by btrbell and you can find her here.


Say hello to another friend of mine, Jen, who writes a beautiful article here about overcoming traumatic brain injury.  This article is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.


Train ride from Elbe to 018

January is National Spouses Day in the U.S.  I mention that because if you are a freelance writer, trying to sell articles or increase your views, you need to think ahead on the calendar.  Write now for January and beyond.  If you wait until January you have missed the proverbial boat.


I’m kind of rushed today, so you’ll have to forgive me for making this short….or you won’t forgive me, in which case, there is nothing I can do. J  Have a great day of writing and I’ll see you down the road.


“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

12 Responses to “Embrace Change if Necessary”

  1. Janine Huldie September 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Yup, winter and change is coming once again. Definitely know that if something isn’t quite working for me, I willing to admit it and try to change it up a bit myself. So, thank you for the reminder and wishing you a wonderful day ahead once again 🙂

    • Billybuc September 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

      Thank you, Janine. You are the poster child for successful blogging and I admire your work.

  2. Shauna L Bowling September 30, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Speaking of change, Bill, how was your first day on your new part-time gig?

    • Billybuc September 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

      It went fine, Sha. Thanks for asking. I discover muscles I had forgotten about. Hay bales ain’t lightweight. 🙂

  3. Audrey Howitt September 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    I forget how much colder it must be up in your neck of the woods than it is here. The Bay Area is still wrapped up in the last bits of summer–Happy Tuesday Bill!

    • Billybuc September 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

      Happy Tuesday Audrey. The mornings are getting crisp for sure, here, and it feels wonderful.

  4. ruchira September 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Wise words Tuesday morning, Bill
    Loved Bev’s pic to get some inspiration for jan. Gotta think ahead 🙂

    • Billybuc September 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

      Thank you Ruchira. Bev certainly inspires me daily. 🙂

  5. klsilver September 30, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    To be able to do what you love is a beautiful thing! Have a great week Billxx

    • Billybuc September 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

      It really is, Sis, and I love what I’m doing. Enjoy the hell out of your week my friend, and thanks.

  6. Michael Milec October 1, 2014 at 1:56 am #

    Happy Tuesday as well my friend,almost gone,-so have ahappy rest of the week. Hope and pray it will happen as your determination proves it on regular basis. So inspirational and I am looking for these inspirations making ready my wings to be used soon for flying purposes. Thank you for that…
    Oh, changes looking forward to get to the point of implementing ( as a writer?)- barely so. My heart is in it but my outside activities are destroying all ambition – circumstances preventing… . I was promising myself changes and then urgency for helping those in need. Last week it was saving neighbors from wasps invasion ; One person 90 years old, the other invalid veteran, couldn’t do by themselves; a simple task requiring to eliminate a cedar tree, to kill 3o77 wasps and dispose the leftovers , having to do with police and firefighters on the sixth day of the process.The end results, my weekly fitbit status showed 100,612 steps; 44.15 miles walk/ working, 17,986 total calls burned, and my body was so tired – sadly tired as throwing my writing activity to shame.
    …” I know I need to change something”- your quote says. Winter’s coming , perhaps beneficial for changes.
    We will be here; the ” last day”- we will push to distant future, wouldn’t we?
    Good night, and blessings upon you.

    • Billybuc October 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

      Michael my friend, that is quite a week you just described. No wonder you were tired. Well my friend, the writing will happen or it won’t. Either way you are alive and happy, so that counts for a great deal, does it not?

      blessings always, and thank you


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