Monday Motivation

In my writing office today.

I’m usually up… at 5…but for some reason I got up at 3 this morning.

Which was probably meant to be since I woke up to check my emails and  find two rejections from agents I was hoping to work with. They were both sent out on Friday, so I’m kind of glad I didn’t see them before the weekend. One agent is from the “Rolls Royce” of literary agency.  I can’t even believe I thought I was good enough to even query them.

…so I really need this Monday Motivation.

Rejections are painful and depressing. I lost count of how many I have. I think it’s somewhere over 60 agents. It may sound silly but when you have a goal you want so bad or a dream to achieve, it doesn’t sound silly to you.

I keep thinking about quitting my writing and getting another job… or two… or something.  But then again I think about the time when I was sitting in a room with hundreds of business women at a convention, dreaming about achieving an award from the company I worked for. I went home from that convention, planning, creating, mapping out my goals, and returned the next year to receive three business awards out of the entire company. So I know I can do this.

Artwork: Katie Orse

I need to FOCUS on my goal.

Block out all the negatives.

I’m not going to cry and let these rejections ruin my week. I don’t have any more tears left. Maybe there is some good that will come out of this. It’s hard to tell what’s going to happen when you’re standing in the fog, but for some reason I feel like it’s meant to be..for now.

So it’s back to dreaming, planning, creating, writing, and submitting…

Right now I need some happiness and I’m encouraging myself by listening to Gotye. His work always motivates and inspires me.

via Billboard

Gotye…have you ever read his song lyrics? He’s an incredible artist who has a brilliant mind when it comes to piecing words together. His music videos are another work of art as well.

Two of my favorite Gotye songs are: Giving Me A Chance, and Save Me

I hope my song selections will uplift and inspire you as well. So put on your headphones and enlarge the screen for these.





Save Me Lyrics

In the mornings
I was anxious
It was better just to stay in bed
Didn’t want to fail myself again

Running through all the options
And the endings
Were rolling out in front of me
But I couldn’t choose a thread to begin

And I could not love
‘Cause I could not love myself
Never good enough, no
That was all I’d tell myself
And I was not well
But I could not help myself
I was giving up on living

In the morning
You were leaving
Traveling south again
And you said you were not unprepared

And all the dead ends
And disappointments
Were fading from your memory
Ready for that lonely life to end

And you gave me love
When I could not love myself
And you made me turn
From the way I saw myself
And you’re patient, love
And you help me help myself
And you save me,
You save me,
You save me



Giving Me A Chance Lyrics

You know I never want to let you down
It cuts me up to see you sad
And I wish that I could undo what I’ve done
Give back the faith in me you had

You know I love you more than anyone
But I get a little wrapped up in myself
But you know I never want to do you wrong
Bring into question what we have

I know I let you down
I know I let you down
But you’re giving me a chance



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