I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true — hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. Ray Bradbury Growing up, we all had a dream of being something. Maybe a dancer in the Nutcracker, or a singer in a band. I wanted to be a famous author like the ones who wrote the books that I escaped into when my life was too demanding. So far, not famous. Not that I am not still hanging onto my dream!
As a followup, Unplugged Thursday was an utter hit. I wrote 1000+ words in an hour and it was all longhand. Quite a feeling of accomplishment, I have to say. The company with me, the food–everything was great. Well, except the weather. It was cloudy and had a chance of storms. It didn’t get bad until later though, after I got home, so it was a real treat. I cannot wait for next week! Today, while I was at work, I was inspired by a podcast with a motivational speaker. I didn’t get the guy’s name, but he had some
There is a pact between a reader and a writer, and when it is established with credibility the reader will read and commit to the writer’s offering. Likewise,the writer will, on their end, agree to give the reader something for their time–a story, an idea, a way to look at the world. DUH! But sometimes we don’t quite hit our mark, and we end up failing the agreement with our reader and well, this is a bad thing. So in order to prevent this from happening, we need to look at what our readers expect and how we might be