Breaks the spell of Writers Block
Staring at a blank page is like staring into a snowfield. The snow, untouched by civilization and unmarked by living creatures, blinds you for a few minutes, it glistens reflecting subtle shades of pure white and rainbows at odd angles. If you stare at the snow too long, you get lost in the interplay of light and shadow.|
As the day wears on, you become awestruck at the beauty of the snow's perfection. You marvel at the way an oak tree cast its ebony shadow across the pure white snow. You watch the tree's shadow change, grow and shrink, as Earth turns and the sun moves from morning to evening. If you stand out in the snow too long without moving, you risk snow bite or freezing.
If you are fortunate, a red fox will walk across your line of sight. The fox will leave his footprints written in the snowfield. As you watch the fox move, the spell holding you in one spot staring at the snow is broken. You are free to go inside out of the cold and out of danger.
I must say,
writing 500 words a day
unless I'm attempting to write
on a single subject.
On Monday, October 28, 2013, I began posting my weekly goals at "Weekly Goals" . On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 I began keeping track of may accomplished goals in this journal.
"O SON OF BEING! Bring thyself to account each day ere thou art summoned to a reckoning;
for death, unheralded, shall come upon thee and thou shalt be called to give account for thy deeds."
Bah'u'll'h The Hidden Words of Bah'u'll'h, Part I.'From the Arabic, #31, page 11
'Heinlein's Rules for Writers
Rule One: You Must Write
Rule Two: Finish What Your Start
Rule Three: You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order
Rule Four: You Must Put Your Story on the Market
Rule Five: You Must Keep it on the Market until it has Sold'
Robert A. Heinlein
It is enjoined upon every one of you to engage in some form of occupation, such as crafts, trades and the like. We have graciously exalted your engagement in such work to the rank of worship unto God, the True One. Ponder ye in your hearts the grace and the blessings of God and render thanks unto Him at eventide and at dawn. Waste not your time in idleness and sloth. Occupy yourselves with that which profiteth yourselves and others. Thus hath it been decreed in this Tablet from whose horizon the day-star of wisdom and utterance shineth resplendent.
Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas, Pages 21-29: gr 32
I changed the way I did entries in this book several times. Beginning on March 21, 2018 the entries will cover the topics of spiritual, inspirational, and religions. However, the genres it will be under are Women's, Inspirational, and Spiritual with a tag of Religious.
ʻIdál (Justice), 4 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Gratitude List for 4 Sulṭán
Today I am thankful ...
...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
...for the cold brew coffee with almond milk I had this morning with breakfast.
...that I have 104 points in my Survey Junkie account.
...for the responses I received to "Spiritual Newsletter (January 15, 2020)" .
...that "Ayyam-i-Ha: The Holiday Season" was one of the items in the Editors' Pick of "Spiritual Newsletter (January 22, 2020)" .
...for the responses I received to "Fantasy Newsletter (January 22, 2020)" .
...that I have 2,838,057 GPs in my Gift Points account.
Istijlál (Majesty), 5 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Thursday, January 23, 2020
Facebook Status Update
to dislike January;
every Gregorian year--
for the past few years--
has been stress filled.
I spend the first quarter
getting everything unstressed,
so that by the final quarter
I have a restful night's sleep.
A new Gregorian year begins
by pushing my stress buttons;
and work to get it together,
only to have it come apart
at the beginning of the next year.
Gratitude List for 5 Sulṭán
Today I am thankful ...
...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
...that I have 218 points in my Survey Junkie account.
...for the breakfast pastry I have to go with my coffee this morning.
...that it was nice enough to keep the front door open for a little while today, so that we could get some fresh air into the house.
...for the merit badge I received today.
Epiphany At Noon1
At 73 I don't deal well with maybes!
When I ask a question
that require either a yes
I expect a yes or a no.
Don't say "Uh, well..,"
while you look for an excuse,
just give me a straight forward no or yes.