Monday, May 19, 2008

Stick With It

My daughter graduated from college this week. The picture is of her and my son (who we rarely get to see anymore because he is away at college, but came home for his sister's big day).
The family and some friends gathered and went to the actual ceremony. What an accomplishment! We are thrilled at her dedication and drive to succeed in everything she does.

It's the same with our writing. We don't sit in front of the computer writing for free (most everyone starts writing for free until they sell) because someone forces us. We have a will to succeed. We have a drive to get the book on paper, make it the best we can make it, and send it off to an editor or an agent with hopes of publishing in our future.

As we work on our manuscripts, remember we have accomplished a huge goal. We have succeeded in yet another aspect of our life. If writing is in your blood, don't give up, don't step away. Stick with it.
Missy and I were talking today and we were talking about how every time she felt like giving up something would happen, a contest final, a win, an encouraging remark from someone, that would keep her going. Have you ever felt like not doing this writing thing? Has something or someone come along just at that moment that made you change your mind and say "I'm sticking with this!"
Share please!!!


  1. It's not that I've not wanted to write, but there have been times when I wondered if God really wanted me to. Yet every time I told Him that I would lay it down if He wanted me to, He would affirm in some way that I'm doing exactly what He wants me to do. I like that :-)

  2. Is blogger acting funny for you all today? It keeps booting me away to an error page. Weird.

    Anyway, I hope this posts!

    Congrats to your family on the graduation excitement!! I'm so thrilled for her!!


  3. Mindy, I think that's confirmation enough!!
    Keep on, keeping on.

  4. Yes, last year I was a year-coming out of a three year period where I had to give up my writing for other pressing issues in my life. The experience disconnected me from the world and brought me closer to God. When I returned to writing it was for Him, not me. But then I kept wondering if it was just something I enjoyed or was it a true calling? I had several rejections and then I double finaled in the Genesis. That came at a time in my life when I needed it most. I had asked God for a sign that I was to write and I feel like He gave it to me.