It’s Motivation Monday again.
We’re two weeks into a brand new year.
Question: did you make any New Year’s resolutions for this year? If you did, how’s your progress?
I cheerfully admit that I’m rubbish at keeping New Year’s resolutions, so I no longer bother. If you’re not a “resolutions” fan either, try this.
This Motivation Monday, make every day a new beginning
Here’s one of my favorite quotes:
“The beginning is always today.”
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Frankenstein
I love this quote for many reasons. The chief one: you’re a better writer today than you were yesterday, so you get to start afresh. Drop all your worries and regrets: it’s a brand new beginning.
You’re a better writer today
Writing will make you a better writer. Just show up for your writing, until it becomes a habit. The more you write, the more your writing improves.
You’ll quickly discover the truth of this, especially if you’re freelancing. The more projects you complete successfully, the more your confidence grows. One day it dawns on you that you’re getting better at freelancing… (Or blogging, or self-publishing, or whatever.) You complete projects more quickly and they’re more fun.
All you had to do was persist… And persistence is easier when you look on each day as a fresh start.
When “the beginning is always today,” every day is a new opportunity to be happy
When she wrote, “the beginning is always today,” Mary Shelley may have been thinking of Psalm 118:24:
“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Abraham Lincoln supposedly said:
“Most people are as happy as they want to be.”
Keep writing, because “the beginning is always today.”
And be happy. Because, why not?
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Page-turner novels readers recommend to their friends are never an accident.
You need to strategize and deliberately write page-turners which keep readers turning pages, long past their bed-time…
When you write page-turners, word of mouth kicks in. Readers tell their friends. Book bloggers blog about your novels.
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Copywriter and marketing pro Angela Booth maintains a busy copywriting and ghostwriting practice. Fascinated by online marketing, she wrote one of the first business books for internet marketing, published by Allen & Unwin. She’s been an enthusiastic blogger since the late 1990s.