This is completely off the cuff and absolutely unedited:
Hi! How is everyone doing? I’ve been good, very good. And then sometimes just ho hum. I’m knee-deep in the next draft of my book, and will be working to complete it for the end of the year. I don’t exactly know how many posts and articles I’ll be putting up, but I will try, I really will. Having said all that, here’s this:
I really believe I’ve found my calling. For the first time since all of my living life, I feel I’m writing. It started with my attendance of a conference about a few weeks ago. Long story short, it opened my eyes. I was afraid, terrified, relieved, curious, spellbound, and finally humbled by the whole experience. It’s taken me weeks to digest, but it really comes down to humility.
I’m a compulsive writer. Sometimes I’ve felt I wrote to outrun the demons in my head. Now, I’m slowing down. Now, I’m getting out of my own way and I’m writing this next draft the way it should be written–from my very spirit.
Oh, did I mention I’ve completely thrown out the first draft? Yeah, did that. That’s called Letting Go, and I’ve never been happier and more scared to do it.
That’s why I’m here. Just to kick it and get this off my chest. This is from the heart. This is not scripted. This is not reread and edited for content five billion times. This is me, this is real.
I’m a writer, I’ve always been. We get in our ways so much and in so many ways that keep us from getting to our special writing place. I don’t want to do that anymore.
So I’m not. Every day, I’m getting to my desk and sitting there and writing. If I don’t, I’ll just sit there and wait. How many times have I waited in line for all the trivial things in my life; I can wait for my writing.
I’ve been very, very humbled these last few weeks. I thought I was everything, including the savior of literature, the hailed chief of novels, and the greatest poet in the universe. All that was wrong. I was arrogant, I was petty, and I was spoiled by my own ego.
Now when I read books on the craft or books on being a writer or books on the process, I take it in. I feel so much that I’m a student again, and that’s okay. I miss being a student in some ways.
I want to join a writer’s group. I want to connect with my fellow writers.
I want to tell all of you out there, from India to Arkansas, that I really do appreciate you even clicking on my page and reading my stuff. I always try to do the best, that’s how I’ve been. And so now, I will say goodbye but not for good. I’ll be dropping in videos every Monday, ’cause that’s what I think inspires me and gets me going. Every now and then, I’ll write something. Maybe I’m not going anywhere and just think I am.
Long story short: Hello! How are you doing today?
I’m feeling great. Bless you all for what you’re doing on here. Writing is one of the hardest things that any human can do. Get it out, get it down, get exposed, and get it done! Love all of you!
Create and Complete, fellow writer warriors!
Have a phenomenal day!
“If you get it right, nobody’s going to criticize you. If you do it perfect, then no one will be able to attack you.”
Mel Robbins adds another layer to the mystique of risk with this talk. She is a profound speaker who’s dedicated herself to teaching us to make the right choices and to be the best we can be. Her YouTube channel is right here.
Create and Complete!
Have a wonderful day!
“Please take a step back and think about how awesome it actually is.”
You really have no time to lose. Gary tells it like it is, over and over. Bless him.
Gary’s YouTube channel, where you can find all of his videos, interviews, and talks as well as his other media info.
Create and Complete
Have a kick ass Monday.
“Stop comparing yourself to other people.”
A wonderful woman with a glorious mind to help you.
daily MOTIVATION is a YouTube channel full of hundreds of inspiring talks and speeches that has helped psyche me up for the day’s writing. Because if you think you don’t need to psyche yourself up for the day’s writing, you’re not truly writing anything.
Create and Complete
Make the most of this wonderful day.
“A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public with his pants down.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay
I am naked.
“But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok?”
Always with LOVE.
Never again with FEAR.
Create and Complete.
Have a wonderful day.
For fourteen years now, I’ve gone to battle with my mind. Continue reading
“You have to outwork everyone else on the show.”
Do your work. And then when your opportunity arrives, knock it out of the park.
Check out Sam Jones’s YouTube channel The Off Camera Show here.
Create and Complete.
Have a productive day.