Posts Tagged ‘Mt. Diablo Branch Young Writers Contest’

You Have Twenty-One Days to Begin a NEW Habit

January 1, 2010

I read about a book called Quantum Wellness by Kathy Freston.  Although I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, a magazine noted the book recommends releasing yourself from addictions to find better health for twenty-one days.   

What is stopping you from writing the project that calls to your heart?  How do you waste time, energy or your resources?  Can YOU commit to twenty-one days of working on a goal?

For twenty-one days I pledge to work on my writing every week day except for school visit days.  (sorry – – I’m all used up on those days!)

And after this month’s fun and parties, I’ve decided to give up sugar and bread for twenty-one days.  For those of you who know me, many of you have hit the floor in a faint right now.  Yes, chocolate has sugar.  Yes, I will be giving up the big C.   Can I do it?  Time will tell.   I’m creating a calendar and will give myself a dog stamp every day I am successful.  If I’m not, I’ll come clean here and will be red-faced with shame.

Along with this twenty-one days of healthy eating for me, I’ll be sending out the California Writers Club Young Writers Contest Workshop information and guidelines  to one hundred schools in Contra Costa County.   Feel free to post questions, comments, and start a dialogue about writing here about writing poems, short stories, and personal narratives.  (Categories of the contest)

In my own writing, I’ll be working on a novel, a new picture book project, and revising a nonfiction book.

What about YOU?

1, 2 and 3rd Place Winners of Young Writers Contest Here

April 28, 2009

http://mtdiablowriters.org/youngWriters_awardees.html