Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sometimes It Takes More Than Once

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."

This gives me courage. Instantly I feel myself covered in heavy armor swinging a long sword with fatigued muscles knowing it could be just moments before the battle is won and giving myself inner strength to endure.
When you're in that hard place of battle, don't focus on how tired you feel but look ahead to the bigger picture. Imagine winning the battle and it will be so.
In many ways sending query letters is like a battle. So when you get those rejects, smile knowing you can win the battle, it may just take one more submission.

What do you think? What encourages you to press on?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Good Place To Start

"Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

With the holiday right around the corner, a lot of the quotes I found related to being free & having freedom. But I wanted something different. I found it. :)
Reflecting back years ago when I started my novel it was necessary to write this story & put to life the story living inside me.
Now it seems plausible, possible even to get published. Just having that hope that it is possible is enough for me to keep pushing through the trenches of Query Hell. I'm hoping someday I will accomplish the impossible; To have a sweet deal with one of the Sister Six.
Impossible...I'm hoping so.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Road Goes Uphill

Today's quote is yet again from a Menard's ad. This just may be a weekly thing!

"You can tell when you're on the right road-it's uphill".

I can give you many reasons why I love this right off the bat.
But what I truly believe it's saying...anything worth your time & effort, is not going to be easy. It's a soft edge to a hard life. It makes me think all the sweat & hard work I put into life will pay off in the end.
What if all life is, is just a trial to see how badly we want things in life?
Some may think of this said statement as negative but being an optimist I love the bright side! I also love a challenge.
It goes to show you how determined you are to accomplish any goal.
Are you going to let a hill stop you from climbing?
I'm certainly not. 

Food for thought.