Two things have impressed me recently (once again).
- The simplicity of "just doing it."
- The brevity of life.
I received some encouragement the other day from a friend: encouraging me to write every day. Didn't matter whether it was ten words or a hundred or 5000.
Last year was hectic, to say the least. Many times inspiration was lacking. The desire to write when I knew I needed to finish the manuscript, that it was overdue, that I was procrastinating, was overwhelming. Instead of finishing two or more novels, I barely managed to complete one.
- come high water or whatever, I plan on getting the words down. I allow the overly cautious editor inside me, to hinder my work, and I know that. But one thing I learned while finishing this latest book, is to push through. Edits will find the plot holes, the grammar mistakes, and most anything else that needs refining.
- I must keep the determination. Don't let it flounder when I just don't want to write. Get something down!
- think before I speak. Disregard comments that will get me nowhere, or improve the situation, in giving my opinion
- Hug a little more and say "I love you" quite often.
- Take time out to show others small acts of kindness. I want to look for ways to provide effective gifts of generosity, and thereby, bringing smiles and a bit of encouragement to others.