Wednesday, May 16, 2012

No Hope

I feel like this week's quote is a bit of a downer. Even though the true message is basically to keep on keeping on.

Still, keep going when there seems to be no hope? Yeah. I think we all feel like that about something at some point in life, but I think the main thing we all need to remember is that we need to keep GOING.

Sometimes it's hard when you feel like everything is against you, but no one ever said life - or getting published - was easy. And if you ever think someone's life or writing journey was easy, well then you probably don't know them very well.

It's hard to remember that when it feels like everyone around you has great news and fantastical deals and the whole of the interwebz is celebrating with them, but just remember: your time will come, you simply must keep going.

This past winter was a big moment of seemingly no hope for me, and now, well, now summer's fast approaching, I've made it through finding a new normal with the family, have taken some time for myself and started back into the wonderful world of word counts and writing, and now, I think I am stronger for the experience.

What's your moment of seemingly no hope? How did you make it through?


Amanda Bonilla said...

Such a great post, Windy. And so true. It's important to soldier on no matter how tough it seems. It's important to focus your energy on your own journey and not everyone else's. Thanks for reminding me of that!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I know some writers who are getting depressed about everyone's big news they couldn't wait to start querying. Unfortunately their books weren't ready to be seen and now they're even more depressed. :(

I love the challenge of pushing my writing and making it stronger. Besides, being published wouldn't be as satisfying if we didn't have to sweat to get there. It just means we appreciate it even more when we eventually get there. :D

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so sorry this last winter was one of no hope. If it helps, I've always had hope in you and your writing. I still maintain that you have an ability to convey emotion in ways few people can. You have a talent and hard-earned skill you simply cannot give up on, Windy.

Martin Willoughby said...

'A published author is an amateur who never gave up.'

'No hope' periods will always be with us, it's how we recover from them that matters...and who we have round us.

ali cross said...

I am sure you are stronger. ((hugs))