Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Another Chance


Who doesn't love Maxine? She tells it like it is. We laugh at her sometimes outrageous comments, but if you take a second look, you'll also benefit from her insightful remarks. 

Every single morning that we wake up, roll out of bed and start the day, we have a chance to do better than we did the day before. We have another opportunity to fix whatever we worked on yesterday. 

If you wrote six pages of a chapter of your novel that didn't make you feel satisfied, you can revise them today. If the end of an essay just wouldn't come on Monday, Tuesday brings another chance to find it. If a poem fell flat when you wrote it the first time, this new day brings a time to rectify it. 

If you didn't get anything submitted to an editor yesterday, you can do it today. If you never got around to reading part of a book on writing, today's the day you might do so. If you didn't meet an editor's deadline earlier this week, do it now. 

Maxine is so right. Every single day we wake up breathing, we can undo or redo so many things. Besides that, we can start something brand new. Doesn't matter how many aches and pains might assail you upon waking. Doesn't matter how hard it is to get out of bed. Doesn't matter that your need for coffee is greater than anything else at that moment. All that matters is that you have been gifted with another day to carry on with your writing and the other things in your life. Don't waste the gift!


  1. Maxine always seems to mask excellent advice with humor. She's one smart lady.

  2. I love Maxine! And I love that every day is a new opportunity.

  3. I do, too, Linda. We just have to remember that each new day is given to us and it's up to us to decide what to do with it. Not always easy to do.