Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

ImpossibleAnother week has flown by. Deadlines are looming, and my pulse is tripping.

When I got sick Wednesday and lost a full day of production, I panicked.

Then I took a deep breath. Things were what they were. I lost that budgeted time. I was five thousand words in the hole. I could moan about it, but what good would that do me? I had to make it up.

So I did.

Thursday, I posted over ten thousand words, and I finished the first draft. Actually worked long enough to finish a day ahead of schedule, and I’m ready to start my first proof.

If you had asked me about writing that much in a day, I’d say I’d come close twice but never managed it. If you had asked me if I could do it while not quite over an illness, I’d have scoffed.

“Impossible,” I’d have said.

Look at that. I proved myself wrong.

And I’m glad I did.

Next time you’re facing a daunting task, remember. It might be improbable, but it’s not impossible.


And now, this week’s links:

Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:

Posts by others in the industry:

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Wow!! 😀 That’s fantastic amount of work at any time, no matter when still poorly! Were you in that hazy sick mode when super alert but still spaced out? I love the Audrey Hepburn quote which is new to me, yeah, ‘I’m Possible!’ Here’s to never saying impossible again. Wishing you a lovely and well weekend! 😀🌻

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    1. I wish I was in that hazy zone. I had to fight for every word, and I’m embarrassed at how much time it actually took. I have a much faster words-per-hour rate usually.

      I’m with you — here’s to deleting the word “impossible” from our vocabulary! 🙂

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  2. You kicked butt! 10K while recovering from not feeling well is freaking amazing! Determination goes a long way in making the impossible, possible. I’m so glad it all worked out for you and that you’re on the mend. Since you finished a day ahead of schedule, treat yourself to a celebration!

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    1. Sometimes the words won’t come. Even Maya Angelou stopped writing on those days.

      I’ve been in the 9K-range twice before, both times for deadlines. This was my first break into the tens, though. (Not that I’d want to make a habit of a day like yesterday. But the numbers are good!)

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  3. Good for you, Staci! And “Improbable but not Impossible” may just become my new mantra. (T-shirt, anyone?) 😀 Saving these links for when I’m feeling better. (Yeah, I know. Ten days in, and still not back 100%, but improving every day!) You are now my inspiration! 😀 ❤

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      1. Getting plenty of rest, etc, and am feeling a bit better. But if it’s not gone by Monday, or it gets any worse, I will go to the doctor. It will have had enough time to run its course by then, if it’s going to. You stay well, too, my friend! 🙂

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