Now for the bigger problem of time managament. Or lack of it in my case. I know I said I was starting a schedule. Hasn't happened yet. And now to add to my troubles - I have been playing a stupid computer game - Luxor. I love the game but can't seem to be able to stop. HELP
OKAY this must be a situation where discipline is required. I can do this.
Good note- I have my chapter to chapter done for Down to Earth and today got a good revelation of where I want to take the story. Yahoo. So the day wasn't a total loss.
That's all for now, I am on a search for discipline.
They add nothing to the ideas. Instead, they weaken the sentence. And the reader gets the notion that the writer isn't sure of the facts or story. I love the quote from Yoda in Star Wars - You either do or you do not-there is no try. How true that is. Try is a word with defeat built right in to it. After all, if you tried then it's okay if you fail. Right?
Wrong. If you keep trying-you're likely to keep failing. Do whatever it is you have your heart set on. Press on, but don't just try. Throw all you have into it - don't hold back in case of failure. Instead, embrace the journey and learn.
Go forward boldly. Don't back down and don't just try but do it with all your heart.
I've been tagged to tell what I was doing 10, 20 and 30 years ago. Good question. And I have trouble remembering yesterday.
1o years ago - 1997 I actually was writing mostly nonficiton. Didn't get very far, but the writing bug was in me. I did write some letters to the editor that were published. My son was 16 and as the saying goes, he got his drivers license and all I saw were tail lights : ) My husband I had been married 24 years.
20 years ago - 1987 hmm gettting a little harder. This was the year my mother died- of cancer. My son was 6. we went to Hawaii. I owned a pet store. and really didn't have much time to write. I may have dabbled a little with letters to the editor. I started my first book in 1995 - still not finished.
30 years ago - 1977 - I think this was the year we bought the pet store. Didn't write - that was still a blip on my life's journey- hidden from me. I am a late bloomer- a boomer bloomer.
Well not very interesting - but it's been a good life, no complaints. I often wonder why I didn't know I wanted to be a writer. I do remember one class in high school the teacher handed out pictures and we were to write stories. I loved that and still remember them. But I guess since the books we read in school were written by people long dead- writing didn't seem to be something to do with your life. Ecxcept for journalism and I didn't want that.
So there you have it - confessions of a late but happy bloomer. : )
I am tagging Ronie Kendig http://supernaturalcraving.blogspot.com
So to go with my Scheduling - I am incorporating my strategy of One Thing. Putting down one thing I want to accomplish for the day. And this is a bite-sized specific thing.
Today I want to write my chapter by chapter for Down to Earth.
For my house cleaning -(as house keepers go - my house would make Martha Stewart run back to jail) This job is a week long project - clean my bedroom.
Not too bad. I can do this. Maybe(Tomorrow's blog will be on my war against weasel words) someday I can get the K back in Tasker.
So, The Schedule starts Monday. Everything starts on Monday -- things you don't want to do anyway. Like diets.
What will my schedule look like? Good question. But I know the Lord has good plans for me. Plans that will prosper me and lead me into the fullness of life that He has destined for me. My Goals:
- Spend time with the Lord
- To write - finish the proposals for the 2 books requested by an editor
- get the house clean
Sounds easy - but for me I am going to have to break each of these down into bite-size portions or I'll give up. Praise the Lord I have Sunday to seek the Lord's guidance and will to set the schedule.
I am determined and will succeed. I know this. Watch for the updates of this writing life.
SO I am starting over with a fresh new blog. I'll write about writing and life.
The two are intricately intertwined. For writers write about life--theirs and the made up lives of characters who only live in their imaginations until a reader reads the book or story.
But those made up characters go through conflict, tension on every page of their lives, so that we--readers and author-- can learn. A mental laboratory where ideas are written to see just how it will all work out.
A writer can plot, but as in real life, the story can take wild turns that surprise us. So get ready for adventure and come with me as I delve into the exciting world of writing.