Sunday, October 17, 2010

24-hour day

In my recent newsletter, which posted today on my website,, I wrote about the 24-hour day quote I often use.

It is quite simple to me that we have the same length of day as do the people we admire, our heroes in history and those around us in our daily lives.

My kids grew up hearing this. (Yes, they still talk to me!)

It isn't meant to do anything other than to inspire people, myself included, to think. Nothing is impossible if we truly want to achieve it.

It is unlikely and certainly unusual that someone as dyslexic as me would write a novel. Much less that I would write three, and they are fairly well received books. Even more unlikely is that a dyslexic person, the class dummy who was sometimes put in the re-tard class, would start a publishing company.

But I did that too. The debut book is at the printer. It will carry a publishing date of November 1, 2010. For those who know these things, that is a holy day in my religion. (It just worked out that way, but I think it is a good thing.)

The debut novel is The Doctor, The Plutocrat, and The Mendacious Minister, by Glyn Pope.

I hear a lot of people say they want to write a novel, and some even start, but it is never done. I don't know what they're waiting for. My blog and hundreds of others tell how to write. There are probably thousands of books and courses on writing well. (Yes, it is more than taking a grammar class ~ sorry.)

So the point is, quit talking and start doing (didn't Yoda say that in StarWars?).

Nadine Laman


  1. Yay for Nadine and Yoda!
    Some of us have the opposite problem; we pack our days in discriminantly or with too little planning. We are actove every moment so we have little reflection time to increase our creativity or we have difficulty organizing our time so that the work we do counts.

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging writers' resources at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick

  2. Hello Carolyn,
    Regardless of how busy you are, you stop by my blog. Thank you so much!

  3. Excellent news - must be so exciting to have got the first book at the press!


  4. It is exciting to do soething that is a bit of a stretch -- outside of one's comfort zone and have it a success. I have the first book in my hands. It arrived yesterday.

  5. I think that people can sit and make excuses not to do something. I hear in my writers group. I couldn't write over the summer because we have so many visitors, I have to make my husband's dinner, my husband (retired, doesn't know what to do with himself) follows me around everywhere. I write everyday. I am focussed. I know what I want to do. I was up at six writing. Its now ten here. Just get on with it.

  6. That is exactly true, Anonymous. For me, I cut out television. (I will watch a movie once in a while - like once in the last 6 months). I don't have tv cable service (but do have a tv). You make time for what is important to you and it is important to sit down and figure out what that is, and what you want to show for the day, week, month, year...lifetime.

  7. I am trying hard to pin that novel down. Well several actually. :)
    My blogging time is shorter now, and I do not watch much tv. I made a decision, despite rejections, to make a go of this writing lark.

    Support from good friends helps ;)

    Good luck to you and Cactus Rain Publishing, I think it is wonderful to see your dream come true.

  8. Hello Glynis, Yes we are buringing the midnight oil getting The Doc... ready to go. There have been some sales already and we don't even have the buy button active.

    Your writing is not a lark, my friend. I love it. Keep going. I think that you have a great story planned.

  9. Hello new person on the follower list. Glad you're here! Great timing!