ACTIVE SPEEDBO PARTICIPANT!!!!
LINE FOR RE-CERTIFICATION IF YOU'VE FALLEN OFF THE SPEEDBO WAGON
Jumping in on a writing challenge is like a New Year's Resolution...
The sun came out.
The sun didn't come out.
You had to wash your hair.
I've been there. Done that. And I'm going to give you a reminder that we had in the Weekend Edition three weeks ago: The #1 Habit of a Successful Author is TENACITY. And that's something that really helps you in a challenge like Speedbo.... We've got good days, bad days, life happens...
That means we've got to stick to it. We fall down, we pick ourselves up and start again. We miss a day, so what? Jump back on the bandwagon the next day. And the next. Do you know that more people MESS UP THEIR DIETS by slipping off once... and staying off.
What are we thinking??? Are we one-chance-and-it's-done people????
NO!!! Perish the thought!!!! As if!!!!!!
We aren't, we're of the Race that Knows Joseph, we're pull-'em-up-by-the-bootstraps workers, we refuse to stay down!!!
Staying down is silly! Everyone takes a day off now and again. Everyone has life interrupt them, speed bumps occur, difficulties arise. But if you can push yourself through this ONE MONTH of writing every day (and climbing back in the saddle if you miss a day!!!) you'll have created a HABIT.
Habits can be good or bad. THIS ONE IS GOOD!!!!
There is a reason the book "The Top Seven Habits of Highly Successful People" became a best seller.
Because everyone wants... Come closer.... Naw, closer yet, I'm whispering...
Yup. That's us, all right, we all want the inside track, the new knowledge, the secret society handshake that shows us the way to success.
The secret is tenacity. Perseverance. I read an article in Publisher's Weekly that said luck was a big factor because "things happen" and if you're lucky, they happen in your favor. If you're unlucky, they happen and thwart you.
WAIT A MINUTE. WAIT JUST A COTTON-PICKIN' MINUTE!!!
In sales they tell you "The harder you work, the luckier you get." This is so true, I mean I'm not like bossin' you 'round or nothin', but hey... unless you happen to be lucky enough to find a cache of old tin cans filled with gold coins in your back yard, it takes steady work to build your success in any business.
Writing is no exception, the thing that grabs me about writing, though, is that I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
I love to write stories. I love to create. I love what I do. So if you've fallen to the wayside, if your WIP isn't going as fast as you wanted, don't give up!!!! We have teams of helpful operators, willing to TALK YOU THROUGH IT!!! (That's not one bit true, but that would be fun, right? To have Tina or Mary or Debby answer the phone and get you back on track??? I'm all over that idea!)
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to saddle up... Climb back on the horse... And write, write, write. You can do this. I believe it. I KNOW it. Because the only think separating you from your dream is what you're willing to put into it. Go for it. Go for the Gold, but it's okay to start with an Honorable Mention or a Bronze. Because the steps toward success are there, right in front of you! Ya' just gotta keep climbin' 'em!
Today I've got one of the sweetest stories ever to give away to you.... and I was going to give away five copies, but let's double that...
LET'S GIVE AWAY 10 (TEN!!!) COPIES OF MY SOON TO BE RELEASED "LOVING THE LAWMAN"!!!!!
Check out this cover:
HOW ADORABLE ARE THEY???? DO YOU SEE THOSE BABIES???? TWINS!!!!! OH MY STARS, I'D BE ALL OVER WANTING TO WIN THIS BOOK JUST BECAUSE THOSE BABIES ARE THE SWEETEST THINGS.... Of course the hot sheriff's deputy holding them is nothing to shrug off lightly, either, LOL!
So ten copies.... I'm in a mailing mood this week, so youse caught me at a good time! And I hope you love this book, I hope you run to Amazon and leave luscious reviews, but most of all I hope you close that last page cheering for Seth and Gianna and delighted that some really cute Italians have moved into Kirkwood Lake!!! :)
Come on in, I bet Helen's got coffee going and I brought Snickerdoodles!!!
Oh, happy day!