If life is about learning about yourself and the world around you then today I received a superior education. Today I got smarter.
Firstly - I learnt how to say I'm a writer. I've hinted at it on my blog from time to time, I've wished and I've hoped, I've even written a novel which still sits in my bottom drawer. Well, today I discovered where I've been going wrong. I never believed.
Jeff Goins tells me I have to believe, that I have to call myself a writer and then I have to start acting like one. He's even written an e-book and created a website because he believes that I'm also a writer.
Okay, so he's telling everyone the same thing, but he can't be seen to be showing any bias towards me after all. Doesn't matter that he's never met me, or spoken to me - he obviously just knows.
Really, you just need to go and check out his website and the e-book 'You are a writer' and start believing you're a writer. If you're really clever (like me) and spread the word on your blog, Facebook and /or Twitter and then leave a comment on his blog that you're helping spread the word then you have a chance to win a free copy of the e-book as well.
Enough of tooting Jeff's 'wonderfulness' - see, only a writer can get away with a word like that ~ grin.
My second discovery today - a new word, or two words actually - which are so beautifully descriptive. Apparently a brain fart is slang for a special kind of abnormal brain activity which results in human error while performing a repetitive task. The term is typically employed to indicate a regrettable and poorly thought out choice of action. In other words a brain fart occurs when someone "momentarily loses his sense of logic…and does something 'dumb'."
Yeah, I think I have a brain fart at least once a day.
Third discovery - apparently this year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens only once every 823 years.
My fourth discovery, even CEO's of major company's use choice descriptive language when describing their employees. In 2009 the American Express CEO was quoted as saying that they don't like "grumpy, poo poo minded people in their team" - love, I'm hearing you on that sentiment. Now I just have to figure out how to work that phrase into our change strategy at work.
My fifth and final discovery today, the quicker you try to write a post to make sure you're doing your bit for spreading the word to win a free copy of an e-book, the more likely that your computer will chuck all kinds of wobblies and brain farts and totally not cooperate. Yep two hours, three restarts and numerous shutdowns of programs to get this post out.
Now that must be the true defiinition of a writer, beating all the odds and writing anyway,. See I am a writer and what's more if you've read this entire post then you're just as educated as I am from my amazing day of discoveries.
I'm also sharing my 'writerly' brilliance with Erica and her pals today as well, so why not pop by and join the fun