Most writers have the same dream.
To write something that touches another human being. Profoundly.
So how do you do that if you're filled with doubt about your writing abilities? Who do you ask to read your work? A trusted friend, a parent or a sibling? Or have you found a safe group of other writers and begun to share a few chapters here and there?
Last Sunday, my pastor spoke about Doubting Thomas, a pessimistic man. I think some of us tend to take on his persona when it comes to sharing our work with others.
But yet, we all want the same thing--to know someone likes what we wrote and that it moved them.
God told Thomas to "Stop doubting and believe."
I sure am trying but I'll admit it's really hard. It's hard to send your work out to an agent or publisher and count the moments until it's accepted or rejected. It's hard to e-mail a story to a critique partner and then wait for the feedback.
It's plain hard to follow that writer's dream some days, isn't it?
But dreams do come true with a lot of hard work, determination and optimism.
Is your glass half-empty today or half-full?