Burn The Boats

I am very pleased right now to be sitting in a clean, organized, sorted room. Now that might not seem like a big deal to you, but you see last week I decided to go through my whole room, including dumping out junk drawers, etc… And then soon after I started, we began a huge project at work, and that consumed all of my time, which left me with a messy room that was very detrimental to my inspiration streak. It’s clean now, though, so I’m good.
My writing area, with Novel sitting on my chair.
You can see my printer, dry erase board, etc…
Having everything clean again is making me very happy, because I have a ton of editing that I still need to do (basically, I’ve barely started), and it’s so much easier to edit in a clean room. Probably because I’m not looking around, telling myself that I should be working on something else. I’ve also found that editing in the middle of the night is a good way to stay focused. There isn’t much going on (around here at least) at 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. Sometimes I just randomly wake up hours after I’ve gone to sleep and I get an hour or so of editing done then, and sometimes I just stay up late. 
So, you might be wondering by now what all of that ^ has to do with the title of this post Burn The Boats, and that actually goes along with the movie that I have uploaded below. It’s one of those stories that really inspired me when I first heard it. I hope y’all like it!

3 thoughts on “Burn The Boats

  1. Sunny Smith says:

    HA! That story in the video was really good. You're right it does inspire me to “burn the boat” and get the treasure.

    Having a clean working space is helpful to me too, speaking of which…I'd better get on cleaning up my work space!

    Nice post:)


  2. Anonymous says:

    I will have to watch that video soon! Like your room! Good writing space, it tis. 🙂 I write at the computer, quick edit at the computer, and do the rest on my window seat that over looks the road cutting through the countryside. I have a lot of editing to do as well. I first do a quick edit, where I fix the things I easily find and straighten out loose ends. Then I let others read. If they think it's any good, I do a big edit, maybe rewrite the whole thing. Something new I hope to start is reading it aloud on a tape recorder. Heard you can catch a lot when reading it out loud! 🙂



  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow, he is a good story teller! And that story was certainly interesting. I can see why that inspires you!
    Is that man a Christian? Cause he had some good opportunity to weave in a gospel message there! 🙂
    This man reminds me of another man and story I really like, and has changed many lives. I try to share it, because it is so good. If you ever have an hour, here is something to watch if you haven't!
    A Man Called Norman – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DLkx3D-1rg

    Starts out like a movie, than is story told.



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