The Glory, The Glory – ep 150

Episode 150 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave is here! Killjoys, Fear the Walking Dead, Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mission Impossible, Rappelling! MORE! And big big BIG news about the show.

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Do the work

So I got a tattoo today. It’s my 40th birthday, and so I decided to get myself something. Here it is, just after it was finished:

tattoo

Yup, it sits on my inside left arm, where I can see it constantly. That’s the idea. This is 100% for me alone.

It’s about writing, sure. But it’s about more than that. It’s a general way of life. If you want something: You do the work. If you want to be a writer – you do the work. If you want to eat – you do the work. What the work is varies every time, of course. Sometimes it’s a bit on the “not much to really do” side. If you want to eat take-out, you do the work. You know, make a phone call for delivery.

If you want to write a novel, though, you do the work – and that means everything from research, to reading, to the writing itself, to editing and so on.

In life, everything you need to do takes work. If you want things you do that work. If you don’t want to do the work, for whatever reason, that’s ok, too! But then, chances are pretty high, you won’t get the end result you want.

Of course just doing the work isn’t a promise everything will turn out the way you want them too, either. But if you don’t try, you can’t succeed.

And that’s why it is now on my arm for the rest of my life. It’s a reminder to keep going, to put in the time, to dig in and do the work needed. It’s also a promise, to myself, that if I at least always try, I can fail and that’s all right, too. I did the work. Failure isn’t a bad thing, we all fail. But we should, hopefully learn from it.

Maybe we didn’t do the right work. Maybe we did the work badly. Maybe‚Ķ the universe just wasn’t angled right that afternoon. Whatever. Failure happens and is perfectly fine. But you have to try. You have to do the work.

I’ll spend my life doing exactly that.

(Tattoo drawn by Valentine Barker and done by Historic Tattoo)

The Glory, The Glory – ep 149

Episode 149 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave talk Killjoys, Dark Matter, Mystery Men and then… oh then Aidan has seen Terminator: Genysis and needs to vent.

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The Glory, The Glory – ep 148

Episode 148 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave talk Fantastic Four some, about the backstory of the film. Then more Killjoys, Dark Matter, and more!

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The Glory, The Glory – ep 147

Episode 147 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave dig into Dark Matter and Killjoys as they finish the first half of their seasons, and talk some Ant-Man!

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The Glory, The Glory – ep 146

Episode 146 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave dishes out SDCC trailers, Dark MAtter, Killjoys and more!

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