Hello, all the new people this week! And hello, my internet & real life friends. I’ve been enjoying family these last few days; my Mum and sister & brother-in-law flew in from Canada yesterday and the house is all turned around with gifts and food and graduation celebrations for our oldest son. So I’m happy/tired this morning, up with the kookaburras!
I have a very cool question for you today.
What’s on your
To Don’t list?
I first heard this phrase from the lovely Erin Loechner, and I told her I’d quote her and share it! Such a great idea, right? We’re all filling our lives with To Dos.
What is on your To Don’t List?
Okay, I’m getting real here. My short list:
I don’t vacuum the corners.
I don’t worry about the garden I can’t see (e.g. down the side of the house…)
I don’t get up and race around in the morning. I always have slow-coffee first (for as long as I can manage!).
I don’t colour my hair anymore.
Erin says that for everyone with big To Do lists, it’s good to have a healthy To Don’t List.
Who are you, and what DOESN’T matter to you? What DON’T you do? What isn’t worth it, to you? Where do you draw your line in the sand? I’m so curious about your To Don’t list.
Enjoy your beautiful weekend, everyone…and, as always, be fun to live with!
PS. One last To Don’t for me — I truly DO want to help new writers get their books written; I DON’T want to spend hours in cafes explaining how to do this with interested and lovely people! So I created a course and an e-book to help you, if you’re a new writer.
I teach How To Write Your Book This Year online for five weeks. (Starts 2 Jan!)
I wrote an e-book: How To Write Your Picture Book. You can download it NOW here! Everything I’ve learned in all my courses and by signing a publishing deal for Jacaranda Snow, my debut picture book.