“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
~~ Eleanor Roosevelt
So yesterday pretty much sucked. The Evil Team Leader was in rare form.By the time I hobbled home I could barely eat and sat and sort of watched a thing or two on TV but mostly just curled up on the couch and dozed. Then I just went to bed. I didn’t get one word written. HOWEVER!!!
TODAY is a BRAND NEW DAY! Who knows what it will bring? What I will do? What I will see and experience? What is waiting for me? The possibilities are endless! So what that I didn’t get “one word written” yesterday? Andrew Grey recommended that I write a thousand words a day for 300 days this year. Poppy Dennison said, “Ben, you can write a 1000 words a day for six days a week and take one day off.” SO yesterday was my week off. And guess what? The six days previous I wrote 14,844 words, which is 2474 words a day! What do you think of that Lynn West?
You know what? There is nothing holding me back! Dale Carnegie said that, “If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities.” And there is nothing impossible about me stepping into this new day with a smile on my face and a story in my heart.
Today’s goal? 2276 words. Heck! I can do that. Hey! I am heading to my favorite coffee shop, Oddly Correct (The Shepherd’s Bean), where magickal things happen.
I hope you all have a simply fabulous day! You deserve it. Claim it!
OMGosh! Look what happened! Thanks to all of you my book, The Real Thing, won Book of the Month over at LoveBytes. And it was your votes that did it!
Congratulations to N.R. Walker for giving me a heck of a run for my money and coming in Second Place with your novel Imago! Congrats to all who made it to the LoveBytes poll! And special thanks to Dani Elle Maas and her amazing website LoveBytes!
So today I celebrate bears! That’s right! We come in different shapes and sizes, but the ones that started the whole movement are us guys that don’t fit in to what is “supposed” to be beautiful or sexy men. Today I focus on a different kind of beauty. I’ll save muscle bears! Today it’s us normal men. Hope you enjoy!
So I’ve never done Throwback Thursday before, but a very old friend of mine named Mark Hahn—as in long-time, not old—sent me this a few days ago and I thought I’d share! This was taken at Disneyland in California the day after I—now get this—was on the set of “Star Trek the Next Generation!” They were shooting the episode “Ménage à Troi” and l actually met Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett as well as (very quickly) Brent Spiner (at the next table in the Paramount cafeteria). That same Disneyland day I actually met Gates McFadden!
Thanks Mark for a great memory! Get that blond hair! And it’s almost a mullet! Or is there no “almost” about it?
So I am pretty excited! My novella The Real Thing is up for Book of the Month over at LoveBytes! And there is some stiff competition with such authors and books as Between These Sheets by Devon McCormack, Until You (At First Sight #3) by TJ Klune, Rough Ride (Cattle Valley #4) by Carol Lynne and The Escort by Jeff Erno just to name a few. Great books by great authors.
So if you feel so inclined, go and vote. You have to scroll down to the bottom to actually vote–letting you know because I have gotten some inquisitive emails and messages.
Vote with your heart! You know what you like. And if you just so happen to vote for me, it’ll make my day!