No Need to Getter Done

Roller Coaster at night, Seaside Heights, NJ

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“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

I’m a contrarian. I balk at unnecessary rules and common wisdom. Things like, (sorry Ben Franklin) “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”. Okay, maybe good ole Ben wrote that just to entertain. But lately, I’ve begun to hate the whole idea that if you want a successful business you have to go, go, go, and do, do, do. I’m with Denise Austen, just do one important thing a day and over time, you will have accomplished a lot.

For the last few weeks that’s what I’ve been doing. One or two things on my creative projects and then making time for reading or watching movies, or documentaries, or whatever strikes my fancy. I mean, I kind of went crazy last year. I added a Patreon community and an online course to my established tasks of writing this blog and my novel, and doing my Story-Power podcast. Every time some business expert tells me I need to post on social media every day, or write newsletters to my mailing list, or whatever it is, I balk. My gut tells me I don’t need to do those things. At least not in the way they say. That’s the old way of making a business work. It might be good for younger people, but it’s just not for me. 

So, today, since I’m not really in the mood to write this blog post, it is Saturday after all, I’m going to keep it short and remind everyone of the Tortoise and the Hare. I don’t mind spreading the word about my various creative projects slowly. Eventually they will be successful and that’s good enough for me. My main goal is to be a happy creator.

Have a great weekend. I hope you get to have some much needed leisure time.


Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2023

The Space Between Time

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, after the last few years, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a podcast where she and her guests discuss their creative endeavors, and/or the stories that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.


I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story with other story lovers. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about what you’ve learned from your favorites, come join me at


If you are a podcaster, or have a message or fantastic product you want to share with the world, I encourage you to check out PodMatch. Use the affiliate link and tell them, Lucinda sent you. Then contact me so we can set up a Story-Power chat.

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

2 thoughts on “No Need to Getter Done

  1. The “No Stupid Questions” podcast’s latest ep talked about “Sloth” and whether it’s a sin or maybe, a virtue…

    They are doing a series of episodes exploring the “Seven Deadlys”.

    Enjoy your day!

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