Monday, October 17, 2011

Good Words

  My son is home recovering from surgery. It was a shock to him to feel weak and recognize that healing will take some time. It got me thinking about this instantly gratified generation. We want fast food, fast internet, the fast lane. In reality, many times the saying is true about good things coming to those who wait. Such it is with the writing craft.
  Getting published takes time and hard work. Staying positive goes a long way whether one is recovering from surgery or writing setbacks. What can we do along the mountainous road to keep our chins up and our fingers flying? Many things. Recognize that there's always gonna be another mountain, even after one is published. Find joy in the journey. Think of how far you've come, how much you've grown, the goals you've accomplished. Celebrate every thousand words with a little chocolate. You get the idea. Find what works for you.
  Now that I'm doing revisions, I see a lot of mistakes. But it only means I've learned something. Finding weak verbs, those thought words, that telling instead of showing. That's progress, right? Growth. Encouragement. Patience. Those are good words. At least that's what I'm telling myself.


JoLyn Brown said...

This is great. I love writing, but sometimes I get so frustrated with trying to reach a goal that I don't enjoy the process. Thanks for reminding me. I think I'm going to go write again.

Renae W. Mackley said...

Cool. If I can say something inspirational once in a while, I think I'm going to go write another post. Thanks for making me smile and good luck with the writing.

hannah said...

LOL. I like #10 best.

Renae W. Mackley said...

Yeah, Hannah. Why do we do that to ourselves?