As part of the #StartExp I am a part of, our assignment today was this:
"Today's task is to get a journal or a notebook. Even if you're a smartphone note person, return to paper for this one. I want you to write down 1-3 sentences each day in your notebook of what you're doing. "
This was fairly easy for me as I almost always have some blank journal books lying around. So, I grabbed one to take to work with me this morning. I wrote the first part easily - I had already decided my risk and a couple of action goals. Then, as this was sitting on my desk this morning I had a thought...
"Why not refine something you've written and submit it to one or more places for publication?"
Why not? I'll tell you why not...
- The thought of that scares me silly.
- What if I get rejected?
- What if what I have to say is something no one wants to hear?
- What if I fail?
Then I realized - that's what this is all about - PUNCHING FEAR IN THE FACE! I have a plethora of material to pull from - there is no reason in the next 24 (now 22) days I can't go through and work on something for submission.
I also got a little OCD today (OK - I'm always OCD, but....) I had already refined and printed my blog posts but the margins were such that I couldn't put them in a 3 ring binder so I had them in a folder. I wasn't thrilled with this so went to the library after work today. I spent 3 1/2 hours and another $17 printing editing and refining my blog posts so I could print them and 3 hole punch them and put them in binders. I stopped at the store on the way home and found 3 LIME GREEN binders.
Anyone who knows me at all, knows that this made me very happy! I fit all of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 (from January - July) in one binder and started with August of 2013 in the 2nd binder. So, I should be good to go for a while. It's pretty cool to have it all so handy to look through.
After a long day of work and then working on my dream - I am ready for a good night sleep.
Excited to be punching fear in the face,