Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Once Begun = Half Done

"He who has begun is half done"

Non-writers won't understand {& it's no use trying to explain it because it's simply too far of a stretch for most} but writing is hard and finishing a book is even harder. As an optimist, I look at this quote from the glass-is-half-full perspective. Yes you have mustered your courage to breathe life into a story which has festered in your mind. Good job! Now finish it. You have conquered the hill with sweat & hard work. Now you can gaze at the road ahead. Keep your head up little buddy & keep writing.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Giving Away Kindness

"It is difficult to give away kindness. It keeps coming back to you."

Kindness is most nearly a necessity in the writing business. If you take a little, give a lot back. Kindness always finds its way back around. And that same kindness could have insurmountable benefits as word of mouth travels up the ladder. Who knows where it will travel or what friends you can make along the way? Kindness is easy to give away & all it will cost you is a fee seconds of time. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

All Change + All Movement

"All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward"

Doesn't the truth hurt sometimes? That's how this is making me feel. You don't want to hear your work in progress is full of 'fluff'. You shake your head in disbelief as a beta reader tells you there needs to be 'more'. But it's the truth. It's sole purpose is to better your writing. Take heed to those giving you their opinion of your work. It might hurt but it could also be your saving grace. Now, don't take this wrong, I'm not saying you should scrap your work & start anew just because the feed back was not what you wanted. Use your own digression, a handful of common sense & always your gut.

The link below ties into this post a tad bit. I highly recommend reading & learning from the said link.

Best of luck to you!