Time . . . valued time . . . limited time . . . and what we do with it.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.” H. L. Hunt
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“How will I ever get everything done and still write? I need about ten more hours each day to get everything on my list accomplished, and then I might have time to write my book.”
I’m paraphrasing something that has been said numerous times to me. The frustration grows as the hours diminish and the results fall short of expectations. Something has to be done, but what?
There are some activities that cannot be neglected. We have to take care of ourselves and our families. That’s a given and really it should be the number one priority for all writers.
After we have taken care of that priority, we then take a look at our list. What is most important? If writing the book is most important, more important than writing articles and writing blog entrees and reading books on writing, then put that at the top of your list and devote time to it. If that means you won’t write an article that week, or you won’t get to your blog, then so be it. You are only human and you only have a limited number of hours . . . so use those hours wisely, chasing after that which is most important to you. It’s amusing to watch a dog chase its tail. It is not nearly as amusing watching a human being do it.
IN SEARCH OF PERFECTION
We are never going to attain it, so give up the quest.
Of course we all want to produce the best possible work, but I’ve got a news flash for you: it will always fall short of perfection, no matter what we do.
The best any writer can hope for, after finishing an article or a book, is to be able to say “that’s the best work I can do at this moment.”
And then we move on!
A dear writing friend recently asked me if she could guest-blog on this site. Of course I said yes because, well, she’s a dear friend and I believe we should all do the same.
Some people aren’t getting the message. I follow a lot of blogs, and very few of them actually have guest bloggers, and very few of them actually promote other writers. I don’t know why that is, and I’m trying real hard not to pass judgment. I will simply say I think it is vital that we all support each other in a very tangible way.
What goes around, my friends, comes around.
But before I do, I invite you to pay a visit to another of my talented friends, Sally. Now I don’t know a thing about arts and crafts, but Sally is the Queen of wet-felting, and I love the detail of her instructions. If you want to know how to write a craft article, a very specific craft article even a simpleton like me can follow, then check out Sally’s website.
Have a great week and don’t forget to prioritize!
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”