Thursday, April 28, 2011
After the storm...
Hope you all are well. After three days of battling terrible storms and horrifying damages, I am happy to report me and mine are safe. Not so lucky is Alabama, and I hope you are not there. I am thinking about you if you are.
So allow me this opportunity to use the storm as an analogy.
What do we do when we have been buffeted by the winds of change in the publishing world, experienced the devastation of rejection, and find ourselves standing in the midst of the aftermath of the storm that is the writing life.
What do we do?
We could throw up our hands and say it is impossible to fix this mess. We could say it is done and over and we are ruined. We can likewise choose a more positive route and say I will rise from these ashes.
It has been my experience to get up again. I refuse to let the storm keep me down. I will still get up and go forward. There are more opportunities down the road. There is a shelter somewhere I will find and stay in for a while. I choose to keep fighting.
I hope you do too! There is a sunrise coming. There is a great bright sunny future ahead of you. Just keep writing. Keep sending out your work. It only takes one yes to find yourself in a whole new place. Don't let change and other's opinions dictate where you go with your work. Let your writing shine.