Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border

Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border
photo by Gene Tunick of Eureka, Montana

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tip O'Day #268 - Motivated by Junk

Guest blogger Ellie Mack on an inspirational book.

I’m an avid reader, and am often inspired by books. I've read some really bad ones, too – which have motivated me to keep pursuing my dreams.

I once read a book that in the first chapter, the female protagonist goes to the door, knocks and waits. When she approaches the massive wooden door, she’s wearing jeans, a polo shirt and sandals, and has shoulder length honey blonde hair. As she looks over the rail at the valley below, apparently she undergoes a wardrobe change and total makeover. When some guy answers the door, he takes in her sight - khaki trousers, a button down oxford, and her flaming red hair is now cut in a swing bob. Seriously? And this got published? Well, that book continued to puzzle me with discrepancies and a failing plot. If that author could get published, why can't I?

I still have that book. I won't ever read it again, but it's a motivational tool for me.

1 comment:

  1. I have the words "I COUNT" taped all over the house. This year, I decided no excuses and that my feelings should count over anyone else. I thought at first that this was selfish, but since I always took care of me last, I deserve to treat myself with things first. My daughter has clothes and food for herself: Why not me. On January 1st, I got a whole new wardrobe. On February 1st, I got a new flat screen monitor and Gazelle Edge. I went to the library and got myself some new hobbies to do when I am not writing. I am providing myself with better fresh foods for a Heart Healthy diet according to my doctors request and not stressing myself before going to bed. I have slept 6 hours straight for a couple days in a row, which is progress into a better me this year.

    Motivation-Motivation: Amen to that!