For the writer in all of us we are inspired to write our thoughts on paper and express them to others. In some cases we keep a journal or a notebook of our thoughts and inspirations. I write this blog to try and keep a clear thought pattern as I process a variety of ideas and issues in my mind. I am the future of myself, I am the writer and the future is mine.
I'm not going to worry about the rejection, I've had plenty of that. They say there are 99 “no’s” to every “yes” so I am looking forward to getting the rest of the “no” out of the way so I can get to a “yes”. I am continuing to plug away at my regular job while I get my writing in as I can. I won’t give up and I will persevere. I've learned that most authors who do it full time now had regular jobs once in their lifetime and they had the same dreams I do now. They didn’t give up and kept plugging away.
I won’t forget the Stephanie Meyer is a home-maker and Suze Orman used to wait tables. I see famous authors now and in the past who were teachers, consultants, garbage collectors and every other kind of career.
Sometimes I don't feel like writing, but I do it anyway. Sometimes I may be scared to write, but I do it anyway. Sometimes I wonder whether what I have to say is providing value, but I write it anyway. I just keep writing and I trust that I will find that what I am writing is getting better and better.
When I have a thought I try and write it out. I do my research on whatever topic I'm working on and follow through being true to my idea. I study other works and read other authors to appreciate other styles and enhance my knowledge of the world through other author’s lives.
I am only writing what I know about. That keeps me out of trouble most of the time. Well so to speak. I study life around me and what I see as stories in my world. I don’t talk myself out of writing; thinking no one will ever read it. I forge ahead and write and stay positive. It can have a twist but will still be in my world.
So I hold to this virtual notebook and take it with me on my journey of a lifetime as a writer. I don’t give up, I study life, I research and above all things I keep writing. I will find my unique story and the world will find it with me. If I write about it well, people will read it and appreciate it as a unique contribution. I keep on writing and I don’t give up.