Happy New Year!
2018 came in with a flourish. At least I think it did. I have to admit to sleeping through it. lol To be fair though, for some reason I was woke up at 3:00 that morning, so by 10:30 pm a nap was due. 🙂
There were so many good things that happened in 2017, and yet there were a lot of challenges that dimmed the shine on those golden moments. A friend of mine did a “Good Thing Box” for the last year. The object was, whenever a good thing happened, and it didn’t have to be a huge thing, you write it down and put in the box or jar. At the end of the year, you take them out and read through them. I think I may do that for this year. It’s good to remind yourself of all the good in your life when it seems the bad is hanging over your head like a dark cloud.
New Year’s traditions usually call for making some kind of resolution. I kind of think that’s almost setting yourself up for failure. Kudos to those who stick with their resolutions. I have found, however, I’m not usually one of those people. I did resolve, however, to believe in myself a little more and to eat a little more healthily. Do you make resolutions? Do you stick with them?
Until next week….Happy Reading!
There is a certain pressure in writing the sequel to a published book. A lot of it is internal. Some of it is doubt of your ability to create the same magic you did with your first book. And some of it, is the desire to live up to the readers’ expectations. All of it in a nutshell add up to fear. The kind of fear that can shackle you. Tethering you to a place where you can neither go backwards, but you cannot go forward either. It throws you smack dab in the middle of limbo. Those who know me, know that limbo and I are never a good combination.
I have found myself fighting my story. Not because it wants to go one way and I want it to go another, but because I have been trying to edit as I write. It’s tedious and it stifles the creative flow of words. No first draft is going to be perfect by any stretch of the imagination. I can do this. I need to remind myself of that.
Sometimes, you have to remind yourself of your gift. Whether that gift is acting, writing, singing, dancing, drawing, or sports. YOU are your biggest cheerleader, and your worst critic. If you do not believe in yourself, you can hardly expect anyone else to either. So take a breath, lift your chin, spread your wings, and FLY!
Until next week…..Happy Reading!
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