So, here we are. It’s Monday, there’s a brand-new week of us. We have the opportunity to fulfill our dreams or to crush them. There’s so much time ahead. We haven’t done anything with it yet. I know some of this time will be filled with work, family obligations, and even more with work around the house. A lot of things will be competing for this time.
Right now it’s unused. And now is the time for a plan. You know what you want to do. I know what I want to do. I want to write. And not just anything. Not just blog posts, or Tweets, or Facebook status updates or comments. I want to write a novel. That is what I want to do.
Today, aspiring writer, this post is for you. Look ahead. Find the time. This may mean sacrificing sleep or a lunch time. This may be sacrificing hanging out time with friends that are going out to places you love. But remember. Remember what you want to do. That is key. Then plan out your time to make it happen. Do not deviate.
Write well this week. Don’t give up. Look for ways to eliminate distractions or new ways to write as fast as you can!
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Love the new look to your blog. I still honor my 4:00 writing slot, but it’s never enough. 🙂 I need another 4:00 writing slot somewhere else in the day! Good luck with your endeavors!
Thanks Kate, you too. Good to see the blog back up and running again! I hope the Summer away was productive.
Good luck this week. Thanks for the Monday morning inspiration.
Thanks Jeff you too. I am glad we connected at the conference. Do you have links to your stories? I’d love to read a few.
Sure. Here’s the publications page on my blog: http://jeffchapmanwriter.blogspot.com/p/publications.html. “Sixpence and Rye…” is permanently free on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Sixpence-Rye-Snake-Pie-ebook/dp/B00DD6BTEY/. And here’s an audio version of my flash story “A Gift from Over the Sea” http://www.everydayfiction.com/podcast-edf087-a-gift-from-over-the-sea-by-jeff-chapman-read-by-folly-blaine/
Jeff, thank you for sending this along I will review the stories. You’ve compiled a great resume. You may want to consider submitting to Structo Magazine. Matthew Landrum is their poetry editor and he said they are open for submissions at this time and like speculative fiction.
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Sorta funny that my friend Ben introduced me to this and it stars Ben Stiller.