The Fortieth Post: The One Where I Hand Baby New Year 2012 to Someone to Get His Diaper Changed

Yes, I wrote these posts far before the midnight deadline. Just part of the “be ready to work” mentality I am trying to cultivate in my writing. A good example of what I am trying to accomplish is what this guy’s doing. He hasn’t missed a day since June of 2000. I am going to work for this novel – 70,000 words in 3 months (about 800 words a day Monday through Saturday).

At the risk of sounding like Tony Robbins – this is the time to do it. No one is going to do it for you. Hate your job? Find something you like to do. People play Magic: The Gathering, Halo and Gears of War for a living. People draw a salary by playing with Legos. Actors, writers, directors and artists all do things that we wish we could ultimately do: getting paid for doing something that you enjoy doing anyway.

This is the year to do it. Sure – the Mayans said that this was the end of their calendar. So – let’s not make them liars. Let the world that holds you back die a whimpering death. Let this year be the end of your old world and let the world you want to rise out of its ashes. The only thing that will ever hold you back is you. Let that part of you slip away with the morning (and the hangover).

Just do it.

Wishing you success, Dear Reader.


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The Thirty-Ninth Post: The One Where Old Man 2011 Yells at Us Kids To Get Off His Damn Lawn

Well, this has been a good year for me. I got published. I know what to do now, so this next
project is going to be better organized. This is going to be the year I finally get something really going. Got a plan to be followed and a long list of ideas to be executed – there is nothing else that needs to be done other than the turn of the year and a clap of the hands.

I hope that everyone else has a wonderful New Year. 2011 wasn’t the best of years, but whatever doesn’t kill us… causes us great pain, but pain tell us we’re alive. Not the best thing to keep in mind, but hey – whatever keeps you going, right? I hope that this year for you will be as equally transformative. I hope that this will be the year that you will look back upon and say ‘that was the best year ever’… but let the other one be even better.

I want to thank the two people who read this blog – they have been very good friends to put up with the roller coaster that this blog can be at times. I hope to continue to entertain them as I expect for this to become much bigger in the year to come.

Good Luck to you. I hope to see you prosperous in 2012.



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