Make a Fuss

Quote for the Week

Elizabeth Janeway (Barbaralee Diamonstein, Open Secrets, 1972)said: "If one is going to change things, one has to make a fuss and catch the eye of the world."

Okay, listen up, everyone! You have a new year. Now is the time to make some changes that will better your life. If you didn't get what you wanted last year, then you need to change your approach.

Sometimes you just have to make a fuss to get going. That might mean stirring things up on the home front in order to have the time to dedicate to your goal. It might mean writing without censoring yourself. It absolutely means identifying your vision and being true to it.

The amazing thing that happens when you know who you are and what you want is that the world takes notice.

Takeaway Truth

Only through change can we grow.


  1. My goal this year it to polish something, and query it.

    I'm still hesitant to pick that one something though. What if I should have started with another novel? What if the agents *really* wanted that instead of this in 2009?

    But.... by the end of January I'll have picked SOMETHING and be moving forward. January is my month to finish rough drafts.

  2. Sometimes when mired in indecision, flip a coin. Then go for it with all your might.