I wrote the first draft of this months and months ago. Before it was mother’s day, but I had things to do. Mother’s day passed, and I realized, this most doesn’t need mother’s day, because any day is a good day to be selfish.
Four big goals for the new year. I set my intention so now I’m accountable to you and myself to make them happen.
I’ve shared mine. Will you share yours?
What are your writing goals? Do you have them? If not, you are setting yourself up for failure in your writing career.
So how do you create realistic goals and stay on track? Read on.
“Trying to rate books out of 5 is like trying to carve a statue with a sledgehammer. I am cavalier with my ratings and they should probably not be trusted.”
“People are funny,” I told him. “And nuts.”
“Thank the gods,” he replied. “Otherwise I’d be bored shitless.”
And that right there tells you everything you need to know about Wes Nations and why he was such a damn fine storyteller.
Yeah, he was a fabulous storyteller, but that’s not the only reason I’ll miss him.
One Sunday, we visited Santa Rosa de Tastil in northwest Argentina. It’s a town of one hundred people that sprouted from the oasis just below the ancient settlement of Tastil. I didn’t plan to write about it, but something about the place got me.
I wanted to somehow capture it. I wanted to show how dry land and fallen cacti can tell such a vibrant story.
As a celebration of life for another year, a rejoicing in all the good in my life, here I list 42 of the things for which I am most grateful.
This list began when I was pregnant, uncomfortable and overwhelmed. Thus, I wrote in my journal simply listing as many pieces of my life that make me happy and full of love.
It’s amazing what you can learn about your own life in just ten minutes of writing.
I began taking these sunrise photos to remind myself that even in a small space, with very little change of place or time, life offers a spectacular range of vision, beauty and variation.
If you remember this well, you can find endless variation for the vision of your writing which in turn guides the vision of your life.
Want to see what I saw from my balcony every morning for the last two years? Check out this photo essay.
This post has been a labor of love, sparked by my frustration at seeing so many talented and creative people giving up because they’re stymied by their fear of failure.
So I set out to prove through the work of leaders in varying fields that failure is not only part of the process, it helps you move forward and grow.
Plus a little rule of thumb to help you move past rejection with ease, grace and your ego in tact.