It’s Been A While…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. It doesn’t mean my writing has been stagnant, but that sometimes life takes the majority of my time.

A little update on my short story contest…I didn’t place in the top five to move on to round two. I didn’t even hit the honorable mentions list (of only two). Am I sad? Definitely.

But this is where what I tell my daughter and students comes into play. You try to get better. You won’t succeed every time, but you will improve. Don’t stop trying just because it’s hard.

Sticking with my writing has proven to be very difficult for me. It’s easier to say “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I’m too tired to write” than it is to actually do it. And half the time I put it off until whenever.

Times like now is when I want to put it down and walk away the most. But I’m not…I have something to prove to myself, and that is I CAN finish my book. I CAN move past this speed bump.

I WILL get it finished and published for all of you to read! My dream? To see my name on the cover of a finished novel. I am my biggest critic. I am my biggest obstacle. I will overcome myself to be successful.


2 responses to “It’s Been A While…”

  1. Oh yeah, I too am guilty for putting off to tomorrow what can be done today, especially when it comes to writing. But since I’ve started going small instead of aiming for huge numbers (250 words a day), my output has snowballed for the better. So I guess consistency beats intensity. Am giving you support so that you too can have a fruitful writing journey, however you do it!

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    1. Thank you, Stuart! I’ve also come to realize that writing, even just a few sentences, is still progress.


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