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One Wish Granted Today

Would you rather have one wish granted today, or three wishes granted in 10 years? I’m pushing 60 years old. I’ll take the one wish today, thank you. Hopefully my age brings wisdom, so one well-placed wish will suffice. One Wish Granted Today All I really want is some financial stability. There are no problems […]

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A Big Movie Deal

Would you rather get a big movie deal for one book, or be on the bestseller list several times? I think I’d rather have the one big book. Here’s my reasoning on this: A movie deal presumably means money. Likely more money than I’d make off of several best sellers. At the very least, the […]

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What Writing Goal Do You Want to Accomplish in 2020?

Lately I’ve talked a lot about my writing goal. Rather than repeating the same answer, let me break it down further, to an emotional level. People beyond my current publishing niche will recognize me as a writer  by the end of the coming year . Whether or not I sell a novel or end up […]

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What’s Your Writing Resolution for 2020?

In the past I’ve spoken at length about why I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. Declaring that you’re going to do a thing isn’t an effective plan for getting it done. I will bang the gong for SMART goals until the day I die. In the spirit of the question, though, I will talk about […]

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Goals Journal Writing

Do You Create Goals Within Goals?

My goals are like Russian nesting dolls. Each large goal contains a whole series of progressively smaller objectives. There are plans within schemes within other plans. It’s also akin to the old adage about how to eat an elephant: you take it one bite at a time. If you don’t break complex tasks down into […]