Hooray for You!

3 Oct

003Happy Friday to you all! I hope you’re ready to let your hair down and have some fun this weekend.  You deserve it, you know.

And that’s the topic of this blog posting….you deserve it!


You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

Leave it to Buddha to speak truth.


So here’s the thing:  nobody knows what a writer goes through except another writer.  Bev is as supportive as any spouse can possibly be, but she really has no clue what I go through daily, and I suspect the same is true for your significant others.

And how can they know?  While they are off doing their own “normal” job, we are spending seemingly every waking moment writing words to a public we can’t see, in hopes that we can make some money in a business where there are no guarantees.

We can quite possibly…quite probably…work for months on a project, knowing we may never see a penny from that project.

We put our fragile egos on the line daily when we hit the “publish” button, not knowing if we will be accepted or rejected as serious writers.

How can anyone other than a writer understand that?

So here’s what I want you to do…..


Pat yourself on the back for a job well-done.  Do something nice for you this weekend….a little treat…some quiet time in a hot tub…a walk in nature..a decadent treat at the store…treat yourself like the royalty that you are.

You are one of a very small group of people in the world who do what we do.  You are capable of turning words into beauty.  You are capable of bringing sunshine into the lives of people who have always known storm clouds. That, my friends, is special, and so are you.

Toss aside those self-doubts and know that what you do is important.  You may never see monetary gains, but that does not diminish the importance of what you do.

Be proud!  You are a writer!


Let’s call it a day.  You don’t need me rambling any longer.  Let me recommend one writer to you and then I’ll wish you a great weekend.

Stop by, as a favor to me, and say hello to Iris Draak from Boise, Idaho.  You can find her here.  She has been very supportive of me, and I want to pass it on.

Thank you, and have a great weekend.


“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

10 Responses to “Hooray for You!”

  1. Janine Huldie October 3, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    Aww, loved your message here today and totally me smile on this Friday!! Have a great one Bill and Happy Weekend now, too 🙂

    • Billybuc October 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

      Happy Friday to you, Janine, and thank you always.

  2. Shauna L Bowling October 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Sweet and simple. We all need to take time for ourselves or we risk becoming stagnant. Have a great weekend, Bill. I’d love to see some photos of you at the Urban Farm.

    • Billybuc October 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks Sha! I’ll see if I can take some this weekend for you.

  3. Audrey Howitt October 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Happy Friday Bill! Enjoy your weekend!!

    • Billybuc October 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

      Thank you Audrey! You do the same.

  4. Dee October 5, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    I just love how you encourage writers to enjoy life. I am so ready for that hot tub break! Have a wonderful weekend with Bev.

    • Billybuc October 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

      Enjoy life and enjoy writing, Dianna…and yes, enjoy that hot tub. 🙂 Thank you.

  5. Melanie Chisnall October 6, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    You made me smile seeing the title of this post, “Hooray for You” – love it Bill! 🙂 You’re right, writing is a tough and thankless job. I finally published my fitness eBook on Friday – will add the link on Facebook a bit later – and I took myself out for an ice cream that morning to celebrate. It is sweltering this side today – could do with another one of those right about now! Hope you’re having an awesome day that side!

    • Billybuc October 6, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

      Mel, congratulations on your ebook. That is a huge accomplishment and you deserve many ice creams for a job well done. I’m proud of you.

      Enjoy that weather; winter is right around the corner here….brrrrr


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