Posted by: Judy | October 23, 2013

Note to self… winter is coming…

Yes, I know, this isn’t news. This really is a note to myself. I started this post in April to remind me to take note.

I don’t handle the holidays well. I don’t like the shorter days.

Do not over-schedule yourself. Yes, you do it every year. So, now I’m giving you plenty of warning. Don’t do it. Instead of adding more to your plate concentrate on accomplishing what is already there. More will come in the natural course of things. If you don’t over plan, then you’ll have the where-with-all to tackle the surprises.

Added this week:

I reread the note to myself and laughed. I signed a new contract with my publisher, another five books over the next four years. I’ve also scheduled a 16-short story series for this coming year. I’m out of my mind. I’m a firm believer in rising to the occasion. If I don’t set the bar high, I’ll never know what I’m truly capable of doing. This coming year, I’m going to find out.


  1. Michelangelo once said: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is so low and we reach it.”


    • I love that quote! ((Ruth))

  2. I just love it that “Judy” and “publisher” belong in the same sentence – it takes a LOT of work and perseverance to get to that place, so congrats, again!

    and now, another quote:

    It’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them – that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain one ambition, you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.” L. M. Montgomery (1874 – 1942), Anne of Greene Gables (1908)

    • Thanks, ((ntexas99)) I love the quote. I also fell in love with Anne of Green Gables when I read it for the first time in my 30s. I took a children’s literature class in college for my AAS. Never too late to find something good. šŸ™‚

  3. Don’t forget your pacing!

    • I think learning the pacing is what will make it possible. Thanks, Caroline.

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