This morning, I seriously entertained the thought of chucking it all and applying at the local grocery store. This writing/author thing is hard. The thought of disconnecting from social media, abandoning my author platform and potential audience, and leaving behind the fear that comes from staring at a blinking cursor on a blank page sounded wonderful to me. I realized I needed more encouragement than Mom or my husband telling me I could do it.
Thank you Anne Leigh Parrish for coming to the rescue. What it Takes to be a Writer was the kick in the pants I needed to go on. Mrs. Parrish didn’t candy coat the fact that writing is hard. Instead, she offered ways to overcome the nagging doubts.
In the same vein of thought, I would direct you to Neil Gaiman’s speech Make Good Art. I usually think of art as a painting or sculpture in a museum or gallery, but I needed to change my perspective about that. Anything we have created, including writing, is art. No matter how long it takes or how many times we mess up, keeping pressing forward.