Sunday, January 3, 2010

Promise Yourself


Okay I've skipped a couple days - too many irons in the fire - I finished Zip - now renamed Cold Water and submitted it (it's a Young Adult Mystery/Suspense - the kid from Knapsack Secrets, now has his own book.) Had to send it to Wings for rights of first refusal - cause it's linked to the other book -- so we'll see what happens. (Just a query letter so far, we'll see if they even request the manuscript.) So okay

Today Promise yourself to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the great achievements of the future.

I believe in light of the New Year just breaking ground, this is very good advice. 2009 will never appear again, what can you do to make 2010 The Best Year of Your Life?

If you are looking forward and not backward, if you are living in the now--you already have a good start on great achievements. Remember when you drive at night you can only see as far as the headlights can shine, when you walk upstairs you can only do it one step at a time(unless your a kid taking as many as you can at once), but that is enough - all you need to do is keep doing it again, and again, and again until you REACH your goal.

You do have a goal don't you? (not a resolution, but a goal a target)Short and long term goals - you have to aim at something or you have no direction. If you don't plan your success, "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail". Make it a banner year. I'm looking forward to it.

3 comments:

Sylvia Kaye Hamilton said...

foBillie, I dearly love the title of Fin, Fur and Fatal. I will be ordering it soon. Now, I can't wait for Zip to come out, (or the new titled one.) I remember Zip from Knapsake Secrets, my favorite of all your books so far. I hope Valentine is in it. Well, dear, you've persevered until it happened. CONGRATULATIONS. You're the most to say the least.

lufya--Pee Wee

Jodi Francis said...

This is actually a really good read. V. interesting literature.

Word Crafter said...

Thank you Pee Wee and thank you Jodi for your kind words. I appreciate you both.
Billie
more to follow soon.