What did I learn this month: May 2012
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What did I learn this month: May 2012

Slow month...but boy oh boy am I glad it's behind me!
1. Sometimes time is just not on your side.
May was a frustrating month of stops and starts, broken promises, delays, missed appointments, cancellations and pretty much any other speed bump, and roadblock life could hand me. So many in fact, that I stopped writing…Completely.
Eventually, after an extensive review, I re-worked my outline which absorbed an additional week of time that should have been spent with pen to paper creating. Being a firm believer that things happen for a reason…it happened. It’s done, and we’re onto a new month with a new schedule, better goal structures and thirty days in which to get it all done.
2. On occasion, your goals will get in the wayof other people’s time and lives.
Speaking of those goals…yeah, this happens. Get over it. And to the people pushed out of shape by them…Get over it!
If it’s something important to you, and those people care about you…they will understand. If they don’t understand, then maybe you better check that relationship at the door and find out why?
3. The key to success in many things is to listen.
The decision tore-work the outline for book three came after reading what I had written and recording it. I listened to the recording on the way to work, and after  yelling a few obscenities at my stereo, I discovered I’d lost the continuity…the playfulness…the ‘me’ in the story. I would have never learned that if I hadn’t listened.
My writing is apart of me. Just as I listen to me when something in my heart, mind, soul and body is not well and there is pain or something troubling…I should listen here as well. This goes for anyone reading this, too. If there is something you do that you love (a hobby, aproject, a body of work) that isn’t quite right…listen to that issue or doubt.
Taking the time nowto pay a little more attention can help to avoid a greater pain at a later time.

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