This is your last postcard from the island for 2009.
There are four of us left on the island and you can bet we're planning our escape.
Today Seekerville is giving away four lovely little jars of sand from Unpubbed Island to four of you who post your 2010 escape plan. Big plan, little plan. Any plan is better than no plan.
BTW, these jars will look great on your desk where they can sit as inspiration.
Winners will be posted on Saturday, December 5. You may enter until 10 pm MST Friday, December 4.
Posts from our archives to inspire you as you plan...
Survivor: Unpubbed Island
Dispatch From Unpubbed Island
Hurry Up And Wait
Hanging Tough On The Island
Deadline Dementia for the Unpublished Author
Words to Consider You as You Plan...
"There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere . . . "
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
"You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz. "All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty."
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
"The years that are gone seem like dreams--if one might go on sleeping and dreaming--but to wake up and find--oh! well! perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life."
Kate Chopin, The Awakening
"It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
"Whatever road I take, the guiding star is within me; the guiding star and the loadstone which point the way. They point in but one direction. They point to me."
Ayn Rand, Anthem