21 day challenge update ~ Days 3-8

I began this challenge as a way to break the bad habit of writing ideas all over the place AND leaving them that way. I wanted to get them organized and allow me to write daily and successfully. While I don’t have beautiful pages to display as the others do, I do have a working journal and am getting the clutter under MAJOR control. So from here on out I will update every 5 days or so on my progress.

The inspirational quotes for the past 6 days are:

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You will imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. ~George Shaw

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. ~ Aristotle

A wish changes nothing. A decision changes everything! ~UNK

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? ~Marianne Williamson

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. ~Dr. Seuss

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, “Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.” ~Anthony Robbins

Day 3: Start sorting the 3+ letter totes full of old articles torn from magazines and newspapers as well as the notes written on cocktail napkins and scraps of paper.
Day 4: Start transferring the scraps of paper and cocktail napkin ideas in the proper categories on pages that fit within my journal.

Day 5: Start to read the articles.
Day 6: Decide which articles to keep and here’s the really hard part, which to throw away forever.
Day 7: Decide to trust my own heart and instincts and throw even more articles away. All I really need are my ideas and reference books.
Day 8: Write a query letter to send to Cook book publishers and start researching those publishers.