Saturday, October 08, 2011

Goodbye, Golden Coffee Cup

Hi folks! Glad you dropped by. If you are a long time visitor, you know that I hold my motivational event, the Golden Coffee Cup, every year in November, but no more. I'm discontinuing it. It's had a good run for five years and that certainly was tons of inspiration, but it's time for me to let it go. I need to refocus all my energy on the art of writing children's books.

I'm a little like a woman who knows about a treasure in a field but has not been willing to sell everything she has to go buy that field and mine the treasure out of it. So enough of that. I want to pull that treasure out and share it with the world. I can't begin to express how deeply I feel about creating a book that lasts for the generations to come.

I'm a plain woman with simple ideas. I wake up every morning and try to be better than the day before. I believe everything I do is an investment in what I will be. I can always change who I am, no matter what anyone says. I measure my wealth by the company I keep. And this I'm working on: Respect my work and don't let any voice especially my own devalue it.

I'm not a fast writer and I need more time to work. It's taking me a lifetime to achieve something that I hope will touch the hearts of young readers now and for years to come. I'm going to let my simple values guide me here. I'm not going to get the job done if I don't go all in. I don't know if I can do it, but I can give it my best shot. I have learned one thing about bravery. It's about being afraid and going forward anyway.

For writers, check out the Nanowrimo, for a month of writing inspiration. Seize the day will continue for all with its weekly inspiration. And now its time to face the looming question: What's next?

My doodle for the week;

I call this: "Roses on the Balcony".

My quote for the week:

There is an end to everything, to good things as well.
Geoffrey Chaucer


Vijaya said...

Molly, the archives will be there for new and old readers alike. I'm glad that you are going to focus on your writing ... and getting up each day and try to be better. Simple is good. I fail on so many levels daily; each day is a new day.

MollyMom103 said...

I only look as success. I am so glad every day is new and an opportunity. I get the failure rate. I try to forget the things behind and press toward the things ahead. :) Hugs.

Trudi Trueit said...

Molly, thanks for all of the motivational support! It was a delight to read your inspirations, especially on those gray November days. Farewell, Golden Coffee Cup. You may be gone, but good memories remain to inspire all year-round. And best of luck on your own endeavors, Molly!

MollyMom103 said...

Hi, Trudi, you are so welcome. I wish I could clone myself. I will miss the mayhem. It was great fun.

Here's to the next great adventure!

Kjersten said...

Farewell, Golden Coffee cup! And yay for Molly focusing on what needs her attention. Your blog is so heartfelt and real Molly, including this post. I appreciate it and it helps me go forward. Thank you.

MollyMom103 said...

Hi, Kjersten. I struggled with this decision, and I'm glad it's helping you move foward.

I think about this:

- We are star stuff that has taken its destiny into its own hands. Carl Sagan.

The thought makes me grateful, bold, and careful with every precious moment I have.

Faith Pray said...

You always give me deep nuggets to carry back to my writing desk. Thank you, Molly. May your writing focus be rewarded with honking, big coffee cups of success.

i, chihuahua said...

you are smart to tune your attentions to the inner work of writing though it means hanging up the golden coffee cup.

an end and a beginning. best wishes!

MollyMom103 said...

Hi, Faith, I hope you are seeing a little sunshine over there. I hope we share whopping cups of success. Yes, that would be perfect.

Hi i.c., Thanks for the wishes. I'm holding on to them. :)