Saturday, May 16, 2015

Motivational Placeholder, Courtesy of Rocky Balboa

I’ve got some ideas for more zombie fiction passages and Walking Dead reviews coming up. Right now, I’m just trying to get through rewrites and continuity maintenance on my SAGA OF THE DEAD SILENCER series, which concludes with The Wrong Kind of Dead. My first two books were finished on successive Memorial Day weekends, but I don’t see that happening with my third book. I’m wrapping up this series for the ages. This can’t be anything less than right.

So I thought I’d leave this here for myself in the meantime. It’s all a fancy way of telling myself I need to get up only one more time than I fall down, but it’s my kind of fancy: 

Transcript (tl;dr in bold):
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that, and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!
The line that sticks with me is, “Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth.” I’ve never thought about what I was worth before. Or how much I should get paid for it. 

It explains why I haven’t been paid much over the years.

Oh, well. Back to work.