A couple of weeks ago, I discovered that I had not placed in the top of the last contest I had entered. I was excited to have advanced at all, let alone make it to the finals, but I was still disappointed – to get so close. Ah well. It’s time to move beyond this latest round and look forward.
Easier said than done.
It was a huge boost to my (writer’s) ego to get that bit of validation, but now here I am again, starting at square one. I have that tune in my head, “second verse, same as the first”. Creatives have a tough gig. So I was trying to find a quote this week that speaks to those of us who continue to try, despite the odds, because passion dictates that we do.
I present the following:
Yes, this is a quote that most likely relates to a world war, but the message can be applied to anyone who continues to strive towards their goal. It is my hope that we all do!
Best Wishes and Happy Writing!
Good afternoon, my friends!
I am riding on a new kind of high – the one in which you learn that your original TV pilot has advanced to the finals of one of the contests you entered. What an amazing feeling!
I struggled for some time (I still do), and I think as creatives, we all have a tendency, at times, to doubt our abilities. Sometimes it takes years to obtain any outside validation, and I think that’s something we need a little bit of in order to keep moving forward. One can only stay positive, on their own, for so long.
That’s why this week, I’ve decided to share the following quote:
I’ve known people who gave up on their dreams, and they’ll never know how close they were to getting what they wanted. We need to remember why we started, and all those other quotes on positivity that keep us motivated!
Wherever your passion lies, fan the flames, and keep the dream alive!
A lot has happened in a short time, and much of my free time has been taken up with, albeit good things, but time consuming nonetheless. I have had very little time to do the things I enjoy, like writing here.
Hi! I hope you’re all well. Today I’ve decided to share a little bit of everything, I’m so very behind. 😉 There’s some good news, a quote, and a writing prompt.
So the good news. I got a new job and start this week. Yay! This has made it necessary to buy a “new to me” car, which is where all my free time has gone – research mode.
And then the best news of all, my pilot advanced to the semi-finals of the Fresh Voices contest. Yes! Yes! Yes! (Happy dancing ensues!) Positive feedback is hard to come by in this, my chosen field, so you can imagine the boost to my psyche upon learning such wonderful news, which I had to read four times to see if my eyes were deceiving me, in part because I was having this weird side effect of water drippage. 😉
Now, the quote. This is about staying positive, which is sometimes hard to do:
And then there’s this Writing Prompt, number 101, for those of you up to the challenge:
I hope to be back to the old routine soon. Wishing you all the very best in your endeavors! Happy Writing!
It’s time to get back to routine, and as most of you probably remember, I used to enjoy my routine. It’s a bit of a vague memory at the moment. 😉
On Mondays I like to share inspiring quotes – something to start the week off right. I like this one:
Keep working towards your dreams!
Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by all you need to do, so instead of tackling your list you just ignore it?
Oh, good. It’s not just me. 😉
Sometimes we just need a reminder, and a gentle nudge in the right direction.
Have a great (and productive) week!
As writers, we are extremely hard on ourselves. So for this reason, and so many others, I present to you the following:
Wishing you all the very best!
It’s Election Day here in the U.S. – a currently frightening event given the circumstances. A great deal hangs in the balance as we await the results. I did my part by early voting, but today I think we, Americans, need a little (or a lot) of positivity.
Let’s hope and work toward a better tomorrow!
Wishing you all the very best!
I apologize that I haven’t really had anything to say or share. I’m still in escape-limbo mode.
Actually, I’m trying to figure out what to do with myself. As many of you know, The Sis and I move, a lot. I feel perpetually antsy. I long to find a place to settle down, somewhere that feels like home, and so in the interim, I’m finding it hard to make a whole lot of progress in any direction.
There are things I want to do, but if we’re not going to be here much longer, I’m not sure how much to commit. I mean, why put in energy to something you might not finish? Right?
Huh. The things that happen when you become an adult.
And a lot of this comes down to my financial situation. When you can barely make ends meet, it leaves a lot of feelings of resentment that you’ve somehow allowed yourself to get in this situation in the first place. It’s a vicious cycle.
So, while I mull over my current predicament, I need to find a boost to my mental well-being.
I don’t like to vent here, but if you have any words of encouragement or wisdom, please send them my way!
Hoping you all have a wonderful week!
I’ve been in a state of avoidance. Finding consolation in escapism. And the only person that affects, the only person that suffers, is me.
I don’t know why exactly either. Actually, I have a couple of theories. Regardless, it’s about doing what you can with what you have in the hopes that you can keep moving forward.
Here’s to starting off the new week on the right track! Wishing you all the best!
There’s so much going on in the world right now that it’s hard to stay sane and not want to escape into our creative worlds full-time. I have things I want to say, and while I’m not sure I want to put it in this space, as I keep this blog as a journal as well, I may have to break my silence. I’m still pondering the idea, so be forewarned. 😉
This is why I feel today’s quote is so very apropos.
If you feel like I do, keep your chins up, my friends! And try to have a wonderful and productive week!