Okay, I said the last chapter was a rushed job, I take that back… this Chapter 13 is a rushed… Like I don’t think it qualifies as a chapter…
I probably was uninspired but felt obligated to write something.
However, I can tell by how I ended it, I really enjoyed what I came up with.
Last year, for my birthday, I begged my family for money to enable me to buy a subscription to “Master Class”. I figured something like that could motivate me to a better, more consistent writer. Turns out that you just need to become disciplined in your craft. You’ll never feel like getting something done, but you do it regardless.
Most days, who wants to go to work? But you get up and go because you want money to afford your lifestyle, even if for some, work means “getting by”.
One writer on Master Class, I think Magaret Atwood said you need to be okay with the trash. Like you have to be able to look at your work and admit you need to through it out. Sometimes there is no fixing it to make it better. That was important for me to learn. I working of a part for Jude Priestly Journals and it just wasn’t working and I scrapped it and started fresh. Never felt SO LIBERATED in all my life!
As you may know, if you follow the Blog, I have a tendency to hold onto things. Like, I never let go of anything. I always try to make it work. Maybe that is why I’m stuck on the same idea for way too long. Maybe? IDK.
Even PragerU states again and again a more motivated person will most likely create a life they excel in.
Tyler Perry was being interviewed once and he talked about how he woke up one day and he just didn’t want to do anything. He wanted to lie in bed all day. But he threw off the covers, grabbed his phone to look at his schedule and he got to it.
Just today, before I sat down to work on this post, I was sitting at my kitchen table staring at social media on my phone, after ending a game of “Uno” with my family, and I said out loud, “I’m not getting anything done. I’m wasting my time.”
My mom, who is relaxing on the couch in the living room after our game of “Uno” says, “You act like you always need to be doing something.”
I told her, “Successful people are always doing something. They don’t waste any time.”
Like, I’m not trying to run the world, but I am trying to build my way out of living below the poverty line in America. I am going to take advantage of the freedoms afforded to me and pursue my dreams (in a practical way), and as long as I stay the course, accomplish some of these dreams before I die or I get raptured.
I may or may not become a best-selling-author one day. I may or may not write a script where people across the world watch the film. I may or may not get my own TV show one day. I may or may not start a restaurant. I may or may not go back to school and become a psychologist. Whatever I do, will involve me writing and performing on a stage or in a film, because those are the two things on this planet I feel the most alive and like where I belong in the world.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not of this world as an ambassador for Christ, but these gifts God gave me will be used in some way for His glory. The only way that doesn’t remotely happen, is if I choose to veg and watch streaming services everyday after a long day at work.
Therefore, this one page chapter on Booknet exists because I needed to be consistent, and I needed to do something. I didn’t feel like it, but I did it anyway to stay committed to the dream, and to build discipline as a writer.
Honestly, this blog has helped a lot. The fact that I need to have content to provide every month. Forces me to write. It can be a struggle and yes, I fall into old habits sometimes, but overall this blog brought a work ethic I was missing before I started it.