Sunday, 12 April 2015

#Awethors Takeover - Dawn Brazil

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Are You Sabotaging Yourself
by Dawn Brazil

This year has flown by so fast. It’s gone Easter. What! WHAT? It hardly seems fair that time keeps expanding by leaps and bounds and I can barely keep up. I must be truthful and say that while I made some big advances this year, I did not accomplish all my goals.
And I’m a little disappointed in myself. 

The thing is, people will tell you, “Oh, it’s okay. You can’t do everything.” But the truth is, if you make a goal (a reasonable one at that) and you don’t accomplish it (par for death or serious illness) you should not give yourself an out.Don’t set yourself up for failure. As soon as I start giving myself an excuse to not do something, I’ve lost. As soon as I get lazy and undisciplined, I’ve lost. As soon as I start to feel sorry for myself because of my long hours, I’ve lost. 
I might as well shut down my computer, stop writing and reading, and watch TV. 

So you know what. There’s not going to be any pity parties over here. There’s not going to be any excuses, any undue pats on the back – not until I do what I set out to do. This isn’t just about writing…but it encompasses that dream, too. This is about EVERYTHING. I know what I am capable of and the only person who can stand in my way is ME. Not the day job that sucks my energy and exhausts me mentally, not the people in my life (family, friends) who clamor for my time/attention. Not the clock that stands as a constant reminder that time is limited and I must use it wisely.
Only I can stand in my way. And only you can stand in yours. Are YOU the real reason you haven’t reached all your goals? Stop making excuses and make opportunities. 

Did you struggle particularly this year with anything? How did you overcome this?

Dawn Brazil

Dawn Brazil writes books for Young Adults. Her debut novel, Finding Me, is an Urban Fantasy and was released officially on April 2, 2014. She also writes science fiction and paranormal romance but will read anything with great characters. She is currently writing a standalone YA science fiction novel. 

She lives in South Texas with her husband, three kids, and her great big imagination. For more information about Dawn check out her Blog @ or Facebook page - where she is the most annoyingly random person in America. Or find her on Twitter @dawnbrazil, where her randomness can be quite annoying but thankfully is restrained to 140 characters.


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