I almost gave up this week.
The important thing is I didn’t.
It was a close call, I let things overwhelm me. My life, like many of yours, is very busy. I could blather on about what interferes, but let’s face it. WE ALL have issues.
For me, writing is like a nagging ache that is constantly with me. I want to write-always- but when things got busy (you know the husband with a broken foot, work, kids, now school) I almost let the greatest enemy of all win—despair and negativity.
Then I saw a post written by a fellow writer, Lynn Harris, who had just had a big win. She is someone who has struggled with writing for years and it was the simplicity of her statement that hit me at the right time.
Never Give Up.
I know this is true. I always have, but it came at the right time and place. So I picked myself up and dusted myself off and told myself to keep on going; one sentence, one word at a time. Christy Reece, another fellow writer wrote a blog on the 24th about hitting potholes and speed-bumps. Still, she got herself together and kept on--so I am too.
So, what has nearly derailed your writing? What made YOU decide to keep on when you felt utter despair? Was it something funny? Serious? Or just a kick in the pants?
All I know is: Keep on writing.
(posted for Mary Freeman)