Living Your Life By The 5 Second Rule

Before I get into what the 5-second rule of life is I think an explanation is in order. Its concept is pretty simple. Whatever comes up in your life you better going take care of it right then because you have no idea what is going to happen 5 seconds from now. For that matter, you have no idea when your last breath will take place.

Having lived like this for the past 6 years or so, like anything in life there are pros and cons. The biggest pro is when something really serious happens you can have your total focus on that.

The biggest con is that it is such a mental and physical strain you will get to the point that life is not fun Sure you will smile in public and even laugh along the way but inside you are mentally waiting to push the go button again.

Will this change for me? It will at some point because that is life. That change could happen at any second but until then it’s 5 seconds at a time.

Bloggers # 1 Mistake In Writing

As someone who has been in the blog world for a very long time the single biggest mistake is that bloggers feel oblicated to write novels

I am sure that you have so many pearls of wisdom to share with all of us. If people want to read a novel they will buy a book! Especially in a world today in which people want instant gratification they will not take that long to read a blog post.

Nicknames Influence Your Life

For many of us, we are given nicknames when we are very young. Mine is Duke and was given to me as a baby by a co-worker of my father’s. I was a big baby and he loved Joh Wayne. Hence the nickname Duke.

In ways, it has been a mixed blessing. To this very day if you want to get my attention just call me Duke and I will turn around. It is also what my father called me ( with many other things that I can’t put on here) and over the years it has just become part of me. The nickname is something that has certain connotations. Someone who is rough and tough who never shows emotions.

The thing is I can rough and tough but I am also someone who blushed easily. I am not afraid to cry or show emotions.

The thing is at this point in my life it’s something I could do without.

Authors, It’s All About The # 1

Through the years I have noticed that authors make the biggest mistake time and time again. Other types of businesses fall into this same trap.

You can have all the marketing and sales tactics you can ever dream of and that doesn’t work long term.

I know this is not sexy but the fact is it all comes down to the number 1. It’s about making a connection on some kind on a personal level to each person. If you don’t then you will fail. People like D.Wallace Peach and her buddies have figured this out a long time ago.

While I am at it this morning something else has crossed my mind. For those of us who are older, we want to buy things and not be sold things. By the time you reach a certain age, you have heard all the lies and promises.

Writers Sleep Whats That?

Another early morning and of course my mind was running through things of which I need to write. As many of you know you have a choice of tossing and turning or bite the “bullet” and get up. In the end, the tossing and turning isn’t going to stop and you know it!

So you get up and then most of those things you were tossing and turning about leave your brain by the time your feet hit the floor. So with that in mind, I figured I would brighten your morning with this beautiful picture.

Smiling Yet?

So now we all face the dilemma of whether or not to go back to bed? I submit that going back to bed will put you in the same cycle. So get your cup of coffee and get to work because as writers it’s that constant solitude that only writers can understand!

Blog Profanity Not Here!

Folks on this one I could really could on a rate about profanity on blogs. It is their right to do so and it’s my right not to participate in that garbage! When someone uses profanity to make their point they are showing their lack of intellection to show how really small minded they are and that is sad. As comedians will tell you that it’s easy to make people laugh with the use of profanity. It’s an art form to do it without it. I think as we write we should have a sense of responsiblty to our readers. The thing is if you use it alot in your personal life then it will naturally bleed into your writing.

Now let me make this clear. I have used profanity ( especially on home repairs) and I will again. My late father taught me that if men are talking among themselves that’s one thing but when a woman shows up that stuff stops!

But then again if you don’t have self filters in your personal life then you won’t have them in a public forum.