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What I've Learned About Writing from Watching the Olympics

There's so much to be learned from athletes! I've been watching the Olympics as much as I can and have seen a lot of stellar athletes make unexpected and often tragic mistakes. Since I've been expecting my Dragon Protocol edits to come in, I've found a lot of inspiration in what I've seen unfold on China's snow and ice.

It doesn't seem to matter whether the athlete's fall was their own or another's mistake, they all respond the same: They get up and get right back to work.

Because it doesn't matter who's fault it was, or what unfair circumstances might have led to the error, it's already in the past. All that matters now is to face forward, and prepare to take on the next challenge.

My edits came in tonight. I haven't even opened the email because it's late and I know it'll ignite a storm of thoughts and ideas I can't deal with tonight. I'm not afraid, though. Not nervous or even worried. Because I've worked hard for the skills and abilities to meet this challenge, just like those athletes I admire.

Tomorrow, I'll open the document and get to work with my gaze focused forward—toward riveting revisions and author awesomeness!


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