Friday, February 13, 2015
Give A Gold Star To Today
Do you ever beat yourself up over something you wish you'd written in a different vein? Do you regret sending in a submission too soon, before you had a chance to revise it one more time? Do you wish you could rewrite a contest entry?
As the poster says--we cannot go back to yesterday. It's done! It's finished! It's over! There's no reason to go over and over it.
The quote tells us we cannot control what will happen tomorrow. It's out of our hands. There is no sense in jumping ahead to things that we can't guide to the places we want to go. We'll deal with it when we get there.
Today is the day you can begin a new writing project. Today is the day you can revise and edit a first draft. Today is the day you can pursue a better way to market your work. Today is the day you can enter a contest. Today is the day you can submit to a magazine or anthology.
Forget yesterday, don't worry about tomorrow. Instead, concentrate on today. There are a lot of hours in the day and they're all yours to do with what you want to. Today deserves a gold star.