Tuesday, January 18

Tuesday thoughts...

I am starting out today with 10,100 words... so I'm at least over 10,000.  Now, just 5000 words this week and I'll be on track.  :)  (Well, 5000 words and some painting done.)

Next goal: to start selling.  And see, that's the hard part.  I've gotten past having a hard time finishing something (yeah, ask me that in another 80,000 words; long abouts then, I start dragging, trying not to finish because once it's done I have to do something with it.)   The selling applies not just to my writing, but to my art as well.  I hung my stuff in one science fiction convention and I've got another con coming up, but I *should* be in this weekend's con as well and I'm not.  Why?  I just didn't get around to it.  And this is where I really need to work the hardest, now.  I have to work on the business end, on actually getting out there and hawking my work.  I have a novel length story that really only needs one last good once over and then I can submit it for consideration.  That means I've won what for many writers is the biggest part of the battle: I wrote it.  (Many aspiring writers never get as far as page one; many, upon starting, never finish.  I remember eavesdropping in on a conversation--I was sitting right there being ignored, I wasn't being sneaky--where one aspiring writer said to another that he hasn't gotten past a paragraph yet, but "maybe next year."  Next year?!   By next year I'm hoping to have either a) sold my book or b) self-published it!  By next year, I want to have writtent wo more.)

And by next year, I must start selling my artwork, too.

Two thoughts for the day:

"We will either find a way, or make one."

~ Hannibal

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"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
that can hinder or control
the firm resolve of a determined soul."

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

(Amazing: when I hit the spell check, I only had ONE error in the whole post!  Whoo-hoo!!)

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