Thursday, October 11, 2007

Golden Coffee Cup Inspiration

I sponsor a little event on my blog in November. The 2nd Annual Golden Coffee Cup is a motivational event and it is a contest -- four of you can win a cup of coffee. Check out the link for the complete rules. This coveted award will be given to the successful November goal setters. This is my answer to that "interesting concept" (cough, cough) of requiring writers to churn out 50,000 incomprehensible words in one month. Hey, some folks tell stories with few words and lots of pictures and feel like they are left out in the cold. We will churn less with much more comprehension in our month. Join us! The 2007 Golden Coffee Cup will be awarded for a month of goal setting and achievement. Enter the most compelling goal and achieve it and win a free cup of coffee.

I'm off to the SCBWI Oregon Retreat. Should be a fun time. I'm going to hike the 10 falls if it's not raining or snowing.

I received galley proofs today of my next two books: A Secret Matter and Up, Up in the Air.

They look very lovely.

Here are some encouraging quotes as you think about setting your goals:

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. - Samuel Johnson

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts. -Sir Winston Churchill

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