365 Challenge: Day 221 – Zero

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Zero: the amount of time and words available to spend anywhere but editing today


There are moments in life when you are scrambling to get something done and have zero capacity to focus on anything else. Today is one of those days. I have edits due before midnight to the publisher to re-format Watching Glass Shatter so that it includes all the small issues we’ve collected in the last few weeks. Bad news:  I’ve been editing for 10 hours and have at least 4 more to go. Good news: The final product will be updated and will contain so many great fixes before the printed version. So all my words and attention are focused on that task, leaving me zero seconds for the 365 post. Since I’m dedicated to this blog and won’t fail to post, today, my message is simple:

It’s more than acceptable to just show up sometimes — without anything of value to share or give. A friend may just be happy to see your face and know they have your support.



About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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26 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 221 – Zero

    mistysbookspace said:
    October 19, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    I love how dedicated you are even though you are so busy!!

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    Mel Gutiér said:
    October 19, 2017 at 8:33 PM

    Love this! 😎

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    dtills said:
    October 19, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Love it! I did get your email and am thinking about what is realistic for me to commit too doing. I will definitely do a review and could post that to amazon too. I would like to do the the author profile and Q&A. If you need another person to do a giveaway, I could do that. I have never done one before and would need some guidance for sure, but it would be fun to learn how to set that up!
    I just finished my last book and will be starting yours tonight! Cant wait!!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 19, 2017 at 8:48 PM

      I’m excited to hear your thoughts. I know there are several things changed from the version you have, as that was before all of the edits they had been working on and the new ones I just submitted. You may find a few things that are incorrect, but nothing of substance nor impacting to the story. I’ll get back to you tomorrow on the Blog Tour. Hope you have a wonderful evening.

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    October 19, 2017 at 9:45 PM


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    Noriko said:
    October 19, 2017 at 11:25 PM

    A hundred times better than nothing; great dedication as always 🙂 Hope you get much needed rest!

    Liked by 1 person

    coffeelovingbookoholic said:
    October 20, 2017 at 5:03 AM

    go go go jay!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    tylerus said:
    October 20, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    My friend, I can TOTALLY relate. Good luck.

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    […] couple months back I read the first couple of chapters of this book because James posted it on his website. After reading those chapters I knew two things. I knew I wanted to […]

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    Didi Oviatt - Author said:
    October 20, 2017 at 6:25 PM

    Ugh I hate editing! Good luck, you got this! 😎

    Liked by 1 person

    misifusa said:
    October 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    I heartily agree so here I am! ♥

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