Got a bunch of ideas running through my mind. I write, you know. And I've got these stories filling up my brain, crying to be told. I'm working on them one by one, constantly afraid that I'll forget one. Also afraid that even if I do get them down on paper or in a Word document as an actual book, that no one will read them. What if no one cares? What if not one single solitary copy is sold to anyone outside my immediate family members? And at any rate, I'm sure they'd expect a free copy that they'd never read. I'm tortured by the prospect of failing but even more so by the idea of never trying. Giving up is not an option.
So, what do you do? Do you keep pushing? I'm a person who hates rejection. Actually, I fear it. But, nevertheless, God has seen fit to give me a gift that requires others to evaluate my work. This is a business that hinges on whether or not a person likes what I've done. Word of mouth can make or break an author. And here I am. A rejection-phobist trying to step into a career that is riddled with rejection. So, what do I do?
I "keep on keeping on" as the folks down here in the south say. Writing is no longer an option for me, but a neccessity. Since discovering this talent, it has become a real outlet for me. A release. So, regardless of the outcome, I have to trust that God gave me this talent for a reason and that in the end, His will will be done in my life as it is in heaven.
I'm going to keep writing and I hope you keep reading. God bless.
The title- Song by Usher. Check it out.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Allow me to introduce myself. I am a writer. I mean, isn't that what they call people who write? I'm working hard to put the finishing touches on my first novel. Getting it "publishing ready" and all. I love to write. In finding my voice, I believe I've found my purpose. My goal is to write and to inspire everyone who ever had a dream. This blog will be a mixture of whatever's on my mind at the moment. I hope you'll visit often and and comment nicely :). Talk to you soon! Oh yeah and the title of this post is a new song by the incomparable Marsha Ambrosius. Check it out.