Writer to Writer - January 20, 2006
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Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Dr. Stephen Covey
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The Motivation Factor
© Cheryl Wright - All Rights Reserved.
I’ve never been one for resolutions, mainly because I never keep them.
But goals are a whole different ball game. Goals can be measured, they can be changed, but most of all, they can be extremely motivating.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve set goals for myself. You could even call them deadlines.
No matter the project or how big or small it is, I always set goals for myself. This not only gets me motivated and writing, it also gives me guidelines that allow me to plan even more projects. This is a great way to keep moving ahead.
Perhaps I should go back further…
Before I ever got any of my work published, goals were one of the biggest factors in working toward publication. Back then my sights were set on much smaller achievements at any given time. In those early days I received one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever had – take baby steps. In other words, don’t try to take on too much at once, ruining your chances of achieving that goal.
That priceless advice has stayed with me for many years, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget it.
Baby steps helped tremendously in achieving what I set out to do, and setting goals was definitely one of the vital stepping stones to publication.
How do I?
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My poem "Grandfather Waltzes" will be included in Passing, an anthology that deals with the emotions surrounding death. The collection is scheduled for 2006 release from PoetWorks Press.
Seehttp://www.poetworks.com/Passing.html for more information.
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What a great newsletter you have. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to promote our books.
My latest picture book, Daniel Boone Trailblazer, has been published by Pelican Press in Gretna, Louisiana. Another picture book, On the Banks of the Amazon, was award the 2005 Appalachian Book of the Year in children literature.
Nancy Kelly Allen
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I was one of your writing contest winners this year, and I was happy to be able to list that in my recent novel proposal.
I'm even happier that the proposal led to a two-novel contract (my first) with Harvest House Publishers! The novels are tentatively titled The Guy I'm Not Dating and Too Good to Be True (both Christian romantic comedies--chick lit). The manuscripts are due Feb. 1, so I'm doing nothing but writing this Christmas season, while my dear husband does all of the things I usually do. Heaven!
Thanks for your inspiration this year, Cheryl. And congrats on your recent contest win! Praying for a happy New Year for you and Writer2Writer.
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