So.. with KEISTER in full swing there's a couple of things that are helping to keep me motivated this week.
The first.. while I may not have found out until later this week.. I DID find out that one of my blogger buds, Morgan Shammy, was offered representation by Karen Grencik of the Red Fox Literary Agency.. so Morgan landed herself an agent.
Morgan has 'only' shopped 3 manuscripts.. so for those of us still struggling to throw one together, it IS possible to land an agent.. you simply need to keep plugging along with what you're doing.
Of course, it doesn't hurt to be incredibly talented.. as Morgan is. I've read some of her flash fiction, and it's good. Really good. It's only going to be a matter of time until she gets a publisher and things start rolling...
|Can't believe it's been 10 years.|
One of my longtime members suffered a severe stroke this past week and was taken off life support yesterday and his prognosis wasn't good. He was older than me, and a heavier than me, but it's still shocking to see someone you've interacted with often in the past just suddenly go like that.. it's sobering and more than a little chilling.
If my friend had known 5 years ago that his life clock was winding down.. would he have changed his lifestyle? I'd like to think yes.. it would have profoundly changed his life and possibly prolonged it.
That is the type of change I'm trying to make for myself.. not that I'm scared of the same thing happening to me, although it certainly could.. but just so that I can do all I can to make sure I'm here to watch my children grow and start families of their own.
Plus.. I figure in 10 years I'll have a string of best sellers.. and I don't wanna make the world miss out on that.
So.. that's what is motivating me this week.
**Random Thought of the Day** - Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?