I'm really tired of failing, and I think it's time to stop doing that. So I'm setting some non-failure-no-that's-not-happening goals for today. On this day I will not fail. I will succeed.
- I will write three amazing sentences. (low expectations also helps)
- I will finish reading the two books I'm into and loving.
- I will cook an "Ahh Factor" dinner that even I can say, "Oh, my!" when I take that first bite.
- I will take a walk in the woods and Bill Bryson will envy me.
For one day I will not fail. Yay!
I've learned that failing and getting up and moving ahead means I'm stronger than I ever imagined. I'm only here for a short time, so while I'm here I want to succeed. I know I'll have more failure along the way in the future. Just not today. Today Failure's cancelled.
So much for philosophy 101 and on to Monday-Morphing-into-Goddess-Writer Person.
I made a huge decision yesterday--huge, in like I said, "Okay, fish or cut bait, Lee." And I actually started to write book three of the Alligators Overhead and The Great Time Lock Disaster series. So I'm into research and. . . are you ready? I'm learning new things.
Did you know that the name, Plantagenet, came from planta genista, the Latin for yellow broom flower, which the Counts of Anjou wore as an emblem on their helmets? Hillary probably knows this, but until yesterday I didn't. I just pull it out of my garden every chance I get. Terrible stuff.
And did you know that Richard the Lion Heart was the first king to be a knight?
And did you know that he and his family spoke French and not English, although they were the rulers of England?
I'm so jazzed about all of this and the possibilities for Pete and Weasel and book three.
Hope you'll visit Literary Rambles today. The Dragons and I are paying a visit to that wonderful blog.
My Quote of the Week: "The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." W.B. Yeats