Thursday, June 5, 2014
Four Points For A Writer To Ponder
The poster above can be good advice for life in general or can be narrowed down to a specific portion of your life. Namely, your writing life. Give these four points some thought today.
Stronger: If you're a committed writer, you'll have a lot of glitches along the way. It's all part of the journey. Hopefully, you do become stronger as you meet obstacles of one kind of another. Gaining confidence in your work will result in being a stronger writer and person. It doesn't happen overnight. It's a work in progress for a very long time.
Smarter: Of course, we hope to become a little smarter and not repeat our errors. We all make mistakes but we strive to not make the same mistake more than once. If you send in a submission without looking at the writer guidelines, your sub is probably going straight into oblivion. You don't want to do that again.
Happier: Overcoming the sadness--mainly rejection of your work or inability to get that first published clip--is a must. You can wallow in self-pity for just so long. Hey, we're all entitled to a little of it but we need to move on. It puts a pin prick in your balloon of self-confidence if we let it take hold of us.
Wiser: Are we wiser because of the things we learn in our writing world? I sure hope so because we spend a whole lot of time writing and dealing with all the things that area a part of that writing life.