Wednesday, September 24, 2014
A writing challenge
We're all anxious to get into the game of life. I remember being nine and how I couldn't wait for double digits. I also remember how I couldn't wait to celebrate eighteen because age brought more freedom. Oh and then I couldn't wait to get married and become a wife and mother.
I mostly remember wanting to be a real writer--to get published. My first publishing credit came through an online magazine at about ten o'clock at night. I watched with my daughter as the screen cleared and there it was. I was published.
I was officially off and running in the race to be a great writer.
That was many years ago and I've not reached my goal.
But I'm still in the game.
I used to tell my daughter when she played softball to just have fun. Don't worry if you win or lose. It's the fun in playing the game. I've had to come to that same place with writing. The challenge to do better every time I write a story is what counts. Will I whip out a better novel than the last time? Have I improved my skills and can I put them into practice?
I'm in the game to have fun but also to be the best I can like the rest of my life.
Where are you with your writing today? Are you sitting on the sidelines waiting for the right time to jump in or are you in it to your neck--loving every moment?
Join me! If you read this post and need an extra eye to look over a stubborn chapter, let me know. I would love to be your cheerleader like so many have been mine.