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.


Seething With Apathy

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

  1. Ah, the Maya calendar — you know what I do when my calendar ends? I buy a new calendar. I’ll bet somewhere in Central or South America, there’s another disck for the next phase buried somewhere … In any case, I don’t believe in the end of this beautiful world. The end of human beings, perhaps, but even that I cannot accept — we’ll pull it of our collective you-know-what’s before it becomes irreparable. We always have, we always will.

    Happy New Year!

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