Quest2016: What Am I Willing to Give Up?

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Today’s Quest2016 theme is: What’s Knocking

The Quest2016 Prompt today, from Visionary Jonathan Fields:

You wake up to discover a knock at your door. A wealthy uncle you barely knew has passed and left you a fortune. It’s more than enough to live out your days in glorious splendor, but there is a condition. To be eligible to collect, you must commit your full-time working energies to the pursuit of an answer to a single question of your choosing for the next 12 months.

You are welcome to continue that pursuit after the year ends, for years or decades if it warrants, but you must remain fully focused on seeking the answer until the last minute of the 365th day. A minute shorter, the entire inheritance goes to your annoying and equally long lost cousin, Philly.

What is your question?

What am I willing to give up to make my writing dreams, plural, come true?  

The biggest of which is to get something published in one of my very favorite online pubs this coming year, a publication whose name I dare not mention in case it’s ridiculous & laughable to even think I have a shot in H-E-double hockey sticks of seeing my byline there.  

Related questions: How hard am I willing to work to make this happen? How early am I willing to get up in order to focus like a laser beam on this piece of writing before the business of the day begins? How much Bravo TV/Modern Family re-runs/Empire episodes am I willing to miss? How many daily distractions will I let go of? And how committed will I remain to the practice of completion and shipping, so that no matter what the eventual outcome, this piece of writing comes into the world this coming year? 

And because I want to keep these Quest2016 responses short and sweet, now I go off to ponder an equally important question: what to have for dinner.  


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