Writers Horoscope September 8: Be sure to celebrate your successes.

Even if it’s that chapter you finally finished yesterday, despite concerted efforts from a family member. If you finished it, that’s success.

Just don’t overdo it. A sugar-high can be an ugly thing.

gratisography-pig and binging on cake celebrate your successes

Success is a journey, not a destination.
The doing is often more important than the outcome.
*Arthur Ashe*

A book I like on success and ‘getting stuff done’: The One Thing by Gary Keller. [No, I don’t always heed the advice, but it serves to get me back to the essentials.]

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Writers Horoscope August 17: Solid advice exists elsewhere.

Age-old wisdom from golfing instructors: “Keep your head down.”

It works with first drafts too.

Head down. Or at least away from the screen.

The misspelled ‘their’…the extra space at the end of a sentence…the ‘angle’ instead of ‘angel’? Fixable.

‘Drift’ in your draft? Not so fixable. Ditto that feeling you’ve been through a grinder after your daily 1000 words.

Remember: Head down. [You can sweat the ergonomics later.]

Tired overworked businessman sleeping

Typical victim of EAYD [Edit-As-You-Draft].

At least his head’s down…

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