Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Keep the Faith in Your Writing

Keeping faith in your writing can be difficult especially when the rejections stack up, when you have no support from your family, or when writing becomes a chore. Fortunately there are ways to keep the faith.

Don't worry about rejections. As I mentioned last week on my blog, rejections are the stripes you earn in your battle for publication. Be proud of them, don't dwell on them, and move on.

Sometimes you may not feel as though your family supports your writing. And you know what, that's okay. Lend them your support in their dreams, but remember your dream is important, too. You can find a place and time to write. Just look around you, find a spot, and get to work. You can write as you're waiting for school to let out. You can study stories as you watch TV with the family. There are a number of ways you can work around the demands of being a Mom or Dad. There was a time in my life when I had three kids in high school, plus extended family living with us. I literally had to put my computer and desk in my bedroom's walk in closet (Yeah, I was a closet writer for a time).  And to write I'd have to find time late at night. But I wrote some great stories in that closet. If the desire to write is deep inside, you'll find a way to do it.

And if writing ever becomes a chore, you need to rethink your dream. Writing should be your time to escape, your time to dive into another world of make-believe and have fun.

So . . .

especially in your writing. You can do it!!!

How do you make time for writing into your busy life?



  1. I second the pep-talk thanks! I like how you're incorporating values into motivation and tips for writing. Nicely done.

  2. Thanks, MK. I'm glad you liked my pep-talk.



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