And here we are in the second week of October already. One wouldn’t know it by looking at the weather we are having in Olympia. A bit of a distraction for this writer, but I know the rains and the cold will be here soon, so I’m not complaining.
But, since we’re talking about distractions…..
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”
I’ve got two words to say about this quote: Boy howdy!
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
I don’t know why you are writers. I don’t know what your goals are. Maybe you want to be a novelist, or maybe your goal is to simply make money online. Whatever the case may be, you cannot allow distractions to side-track you or discourage you.
Has anyone heard of Panda? Of course you have, and I was somewhat amused by the reactions of online writers the last time Panda came to visit. Understand, that situation was completely out of the hands of writers, and yet many acted like the world had come to an end, and they started making radical adjustments, and some even got discouraged and quit.
Concentrate on what you can control and not some random online adjustment.
If you are receiving a ton of rejections, then make adjustments. If you aren’t making money the way you want to, then adjust, but for goodness sake, keep your eyes on the goal and don’t let distractions waylay you.
TIP OF THE DAY
If you don’t have your goals taped above your computer then do so. We all need to keep our eyes on the prize that awaits us.
REVIEW OF THE DAY
I received a nice review for my novel, Resurrecting Tobias….you can follow the link below.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
What are you doing for New Years Eve? Got any plans to party?
That’s your prompt, by the way, and I chose it for a reason: you need to write seasonal articles in advance. If you plan on writing a New Year’s Eve article, you need to write it now. Plan on three-to-six months in advance.
INTERVIEW OF THE DAY
I was recently interview by my friend Christy on her site Poetic Parfait, and you can find that interview here.
WRITER OF THE DAY
My good friend Melanie Chisnall recently published a new fitness ebook, and you can find it on Amazon by following this link.
AND THE END OF THE DAY
But there will be more on Thursday…or Friday…whenever I get around to it.
Have a great week of writing.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”