Thursday Thirteen

POINTS OF COURAGE - I love this for it's self-esteem boosting.
I've never been a self-esteem guru. Typically, I've rolled my eyes at such psychobabble, mumbo-jumbo. I mean, a C is a C! Average. You can do better if you put your mind to it! Well, I'm mellowing. Not due to age, mind you...
Here's the system, we're implementing over at Romance Divas. It's a bit of motivation to keep pushing at the edges of the envelope, to take another step towards success. We keep track of what's what with POINTS.

The Point Scale:

Submission :: 1 point (a reward for jumping in the deep end )
Novel sale :: 10 points
Novel rejection :: 5 points
Novella sale :: 6 points
Novella rejection :: 3 points
Story sale :: 2 points
Story rejection :: 1 point
Contest placement (finalist/etc): 4pts
Contest non-placement: 2pts
Request for partial/full/rewrite/etc :: 3 Extra points
Personal editor comment :: 1 Extra point
(1 point for any 2007 submission response received in 2008, regardless of sale/rejection)


Novel :: 50k+
Novella: 15k - 49k
Short story: under 15k
Exemption: Children's and YA novels that are under 50k may be counted as a novel.

Thirteen Quotes of Courage!
1. True courage is not the brutal forceof vulgar heroes, but the firmresolve of virtue and reason. ~Alfred North Whitehead

2. Courage is what it takes to stand upand speak; courage is alsowhat it takes to sit down and listen. ~Winston Churchill

3. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. ~Muhammad Ali

4. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~Edward Estlin Cummings

5. True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. ~John Petit-Senn

6. Courage is grace under pressure. ~Ernest Hemingway

7. Give us the fortitude to endure thethings which cannot be changed, and thecourage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdomto know one from the other. ~Oliver J. Hart

8. Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

9. Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. ~Channing Pollock

11. The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. ~Robert Green Ingersoll

12. One man with courage makes a majority. ~Andrew Jackson

13. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave. ~Mark Twain