Quieting the Lizard Brain [Seth Godin]

I would say that I need this reminder at least once a week. All 18 minutes are worthwhile. If you’re in a hurry, you can skip to minute 11. Says Steven Pressfield about resistance: RESISTANCE IS MOST POWERFUL AT THE FINISH LINE. (page 18 in his The War of Art)

Dabble Hour: Keeping Favorite Projects Alive

I have confess…there are projects I still want to stay involved with, but, as Steven Pressfield says [and I agree], delving into multiple projects–thus leading to nothing being finished–suggests yet another triumph of resistance over progress. And so, for the next week, I’m going with a compromise: Dabble Hour. I’ll give myself Read more…

Whoa, was I off base…

So, cut to: Guide to Literary Agents blog. I’m entering the 30th Free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest [URL is also below]. Requirements: A first page of an unpublished middle grade fiction manuscript. I pulled up a favorite piece and fully expected the first 300 words to need a mere light Read more…