My weekly blog post is going a little gray this week. Maybe it is the fact that I am exhausted from a lot more workload than I am able to manage at home and at work, or maybe I am getting a virus, at any rate, I want to say some things that are on my mind. Maybe they are on yours, too.
Having faith in our abilities. Why is that so hard to do? Why do we doubt ourselves?
I went out and checked out some of my oldest posts on my personal blog at WRITING SPACE OLDEST POST and remembered where I was in my life at that time.
Then I recalled how I had gotten from there to here. It's amazing! Life is amazing when you break it down into its tiniest parts.
One thing often overlooked is the fact that we all have a talent (as writers) that is God-given and we are EXPECTED by the Almighty to use it. No matter whether our acceptance ratio is high or our rejection ratio is higher, we are supposed to do this thing that we do.
I would never have imagined in 2004 that I would be where I am today. Thank God I didn't quit writing! I wanted to! I really tried to. It just wouldn't go away.
Now look what's going on? I would have missed all this great stuff if I had thrown in the towel. I just posted my new cover for all the world to see
and as I look at it I marvel! I mean, this is my second piece of fiction to be published. I did this. Me. All I had to go with was my desire to do it, and a modicum of talent.
So. That's my post for this week.
Just be thankful, you guys, and use that gift you have. Even when it hurts. Even when it isn't working. You do not know what lies ahead, but I can promise you the journey no matter HOW arduous, is worth it.