Reverse Procrastination

Think of something that you need to do today but that you really don’t want to do.

Chances are that you’re going to procrastinate doing it. Procrastination: we all struggle with it to some degree.

But this thing that you don’t want to do is going to keep nagging you. You’re going to put it off to the last possible moment, finding every excuse to not do it and availing yourself to “good” distractions. Read the rest of this entry »


Start Today, Not Tomorrow

I just read this inspiring and challenging post by Julien Smith: Life Doesn’t Start Tomorrow. Here’s a brief excerpt:

There isn’t a single thing in this world that’s made better by starting tomorrow.

Everything you care about, everything you are about, needs to begin today or it may never happen.

If you don’t want to do it now, you clearly don’t want it bad enough. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Not What You Know…

The old adage is true: “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.”

This is especially true when it comes to getting published. Come on, you knew that already, didn’t you? I mean, look at all the junk that ends up on book shelves. You didn’t think that it just had to do with being a good writer, did you? Lord knows that there are plenty of those.

No, the truth is that sometimes the only difference between you and a published writer is that they know someone. It stinks and seems incredibly unjust, but is it really? Read the rest of this entry »