“You gotta know when to hold ‘em.
Know when to fold ‘em,
Know when to walk away,
And know when to run.”
When I was still teaching 4 years ago, I used to sing, “You gotta know when…” to my kids. It might be you gotta know when to play outside, and when to work. It was fun, and silly, but my kids always got the message.
Now it’s time to apply the words to myself. I’ve been writing for 12 years. Now I gotta know when to edit, when to submit, when to self-publish, or let it go. Knowing when is important whether you’re 8 or 80. I hope you know when to do those things that are important to you, and when to let them go too.
The words from The Gambler are my motto for this year. I picked it when I was doing the 12 Days of Christmas program for writers with Julie Hedlund. I also set my goals for this year.
Here are the 3 things I want to keep going . . .
Here are the stories I want to polish and send out to an agent or a publisher . . .
Here are 3 ideas I want to turn into stories.
Here are the new things I’m ready to try . . .
Self-publish Neil Armstrong’s Wind Tunnel Dream and market it for the 50th anniversary of the moon in Wapakoneta and beyond.
I’ll end this post the same way I ended my goals by saying . . .
Thank You to Julie Hedlund and her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers!
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!