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Are You a Verb?

Posted in A Class Act by Linden Barrick on July 3, 2012
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I’m accepting ROW80, the Round of Words in 80 Days challenge. Even though this is a challenge for writers, it applies to anyone and everyone. I hit on this topic briefly in my post about excuses earlier this week, so it seems fitting that I found this challenge today.

No matter what you call yourself – writer, teacher, administrator, fisherman, doctor, scientist, chef, parent, pastor, or thousands of other titles – all of those words are nouns. They don’t move and breathe. They don’t produce.

A fisherman has to be fishing to be productive. Learning about fishing might improve the production, but it won’t make it happen. A writer must be writing. A chef must be cooking. Make sure your title in life isn’t a stagnant word, one which doesn’t truly describe your life. Live the verb.

So, even though the ROW80 is for writers, it is a challenge everyone can accept. Think about what actions will “bring life to your life” because naming it isn’t enough. You have to live it.

Here are my writing goals for the next 80 days:
Write two blog posts a week
Re-edit two chapters a week
Send out four agent queries
Complete a non-fiction chapter outline
Apply time-management strategies for focus

What are your goals? Share them with the group!


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