Smile – It’s a good day

‘Great ideas come and go. Execution hardly happens.’
-M. Taggart

I’ve spoken these words thousands of times. At one point I taped the quote on my computer. Forcing myself to take the book I was writing seriously. To ensure I wouldn’t fowl my intention. I did finish the book. And since that time I’ve written two additional books. I know one of them is not good. I also know the other is very good. However, I’m learning it doesn’t fit the current market.

I’m now on chapter five of a new project. And yesterday morning I pushed myself to again submit a batch of poems to a publication. The only shame would be if I hadn’t. I cannot be that man who says and never does. I cannot. I will not.

Finish your chapter. Finish your poem. Let it live. Once you’ve found completion you can relax. Submit your work. And submit it again. The feeling of rejection is art.

If interested, below is a link to the only book of mine that’s available online.



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Thanks for reading,


4 thoughts on “Smile – It’s a good day

  1. Those are great words. Not just for writing but for life. I need to get a post it. Now.
    Loved this.
    And so glad you are a man of your words. What a loss if people didn’t read your writing.
    Smile. Have a great day Matt. 🙂


    • Heyyyyy! Thank you. That was a great comment! I have so many reasons why I repeat those words. They are very important to me. I will smile and have a great day. I get to hang out with Megan and Gavin! I hope you have a good day and that you are still kicking the hell out of that bike. (I found that twenty three minutes of walking does incredible things to my brain.)

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      • execution seems to falter at times. But I always come back. Still kicking it. 🙂
        Thank you so much for this. I really wrote a post it note.
        Enjoy your day with Megan and Gavin. It’s the best part of life.

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