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Success-word-590

I have, this lifetime, sifted through quite a bit of data on success. I’ve narrowed my findings to ten basic points:

Work toward your goal every single day. Do not let the sun set without accomplishing something towards it.

Hold on to any wins you achieve along the way and disregard the losses.

Don’t allow anyone to evaluate or invalidate your goals, your dreams, and particularly your abilities.

Thinking about a thing is not the same as doing a thing. Success is only ever accomplished through action. The dream, however, must give your actions purpose and life.

Treat your goals as if they are living beings, and grant them life. All other rules apply with regard to your goals, particularly the Golden Rule.

Study, learn and become the top person on the planet in your field. Knowing WHY is of immense value. Knowing HOW will guarantee prosperity. Knowing both HOW and WHY is everything.

If you get mad at someone or something that stands in your way, you have granted them or it immense power. Become unflappable.

In any situation you are the expert. You are the source. Unquestionably.

Success is hidden in the minutiae. It’s the small things that, brought together, create the whole.

Fortune and fame are illusions, and at best are fleeting. Don’t seek these. Instead, seek happiness. You will ultimately find that it resides within you.

Okay, I guess that’s it.

Body of Work:

Follows is a comprehensive list of completed, incomplete, and planned future works by Yours Truly.

Novels completed but never to be published:
The Dawn File
The Light Warrior
Wolf Country

Novels completed and awaiting publication:
Murder In Elysium
1889: Journey to the Moon (with Billy Kring)

Published novels:
The Last Call
Capitol Offense
Longnecks and Twisted Hearts
The Devil to Pay
Death On the Pedernales
Slow Falling
Caddo Cold
Arrowmoon
The Vindicators: Book One—Last Defense (with Robert A. Taylor)
Long Fall from Heaven (with Milton T. Burton)

Contributions to anthologies:
Lone Star Noir (story: “Duckweed”)
The Kiss (story: “Death Kiss”)
The Bitten (story: “Blood Anthem”)

Short stories:
Duckweed
The Grid
The Leonids
Nickel Cup
The Devil and Mr. Tom Bean
The Coat Man
The Field
Death Kiss
Butterflies of the Amazon
Seven-eighths Rainmaker

The Eternal
In the Radio
The Woodsman
Blood Anthem
They Sure Make Good Potatoes at the Mayhill Cafe

Novels in progress:
1899: Journey to Mars (with Billy Kring)
The Vindicators: Book Two—Parsec (with Robert A. Taylor)
After the Fire (Bill Travis #9)
Boland’s War (sequel to Long Fall from Heaven)
Pantheon (science fiction)
Errant Knight (crime drama)
The Footprinters (science fiction)
The Banishlands (science fiction)
Ghost of the Karankawa (Bill Travis #10)

The planned Bill Travis books:
Desperate Crimes (#11)
Mexico Fever (#12)
The Lone Star Express (#13)
Trinity Trio (#14)Buffalo Bayou Blues (#15)
Reveille In Red (#16)
Bexar County Line (#17)
The Long Goodnight (#18)
Wolf Country (#19—prequel)
Manhunt (#20—prequel)
Borderline (#21—prequel)

Planned Far Journey Chronicles (with Billy Kring):
1904: Journey Into Time
1909: Journey To Atlantis

Screenplays/Teleplays:
Personal Injury: Pilot
Personal Injury: Ep. 1-5
The Woodsman

Phew. That’s enough for the moment.