Tuesday, June 28, 2011
QUOTE OF THE DAY: Live with intention, Walk to the edge, Listen hard, Practice wellness, Play with abandon, Laugh, Choose with no regret, Continue to learn, Appreciate your friends, Do what you love, Live as if this is all there is. ~Mary Anne Hershey
Its been four months since I blogged. Part of me feels guilty. Part of me feels vindicated. I have good reason.
Blogging had become a drain for me. A drain for my time. A drain for my words. And not because blogging is a bad thing, or a drain in and of itself, but the way I managed my blog was not very efficient. Therefore, the best thing I could do was quit cold turkey. At least for a little while.
So the last time I posted I had been rejuvenated in writing my book and I'm proud to say I finished it the middle of May. The 15th to be exact. May 15 became my last and final goal. I had set and reset the damn goal I don't know how many times, but I finally got to the point in the story I could see the end. I could feel it and the momentum grew. In fact, I wrote over 15,000 that last week alone.
So now its revision time. Edit and revise. Edit and revise.
And some other news, during that time I finished my book, I also received word that I'd been accepted into the Aspen Writer's Foundation Summer Words Program. I've never attended a conference or workshop of any sort and I had no idea what to expect.
I think I can safely say that my expectations were blown away. It was a fantastic opportunity and I brought home many treasures. I studied with best selling author Elinor Lipman and ten other fabulous fellow authors. Its always interesting what you learn during trips like that, away from home. I learned that I can pick up after myself quite well, and the messy house is not my fault. I learned that I like to get up early for a job I love. I learned that not everyone has the same opinion about my book or writing style that I do. But I also learned that there are still a lot of good and wonderful people in the world and I can't wait to meet more of them!
And I learned to never, ever give up. Although I knew that, but its always good to be reminded.
Persistence. Persistence. Persistence.
Happy Tuesday everyone. And I missed you.