Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A to Z Challenge - G is for


G is for goal

*The goal to write, write, write*


You aren't a writer because you like things simple.

You aren't a writer because you love rejections.

You're a writer because no matter how tough it gets, you've got a goal.  The goal to write that book inside your head, the one driving you. Why? Because your goal is what you live for.

Even if your current WIP is tougher to write than you thought, and taking a lot longer to finish than you expected, you and I both know, you were born to write. It's why you feel most alive when you're writing. 

Sure you love your family and friends. But you're a writer, and as a writer, you don't have to explain to the rest of us (writers) what writing feels like. You don't have to explain how painful that last rejection letter was. Or that 2 star review. All you have to do is keeping working on your goal

Write.

The stuff life throws at you in between is what Insecure Writer's Support Group on the first Wednesday of every month is for.

Happy Writing!



28 comments:

Dani said...

This is so true and good inspiration!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Thanks, Dani! Glad to hear that.

Linda Kay said...

I have some suggestions from a reader for some rewrite on my manuscript for my third book, so I'm mulling that over as to how it fits into the story. Having a reader (actually my older daughter) is extremely helpful.

Christine Rains said...

Wonderful encouragement! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We have a goal! And fortunately those who understand us.

Tawnya Rivers said...

Yes! Thanks for the encouragement!

Pat Hatt said...

Goals are sure grand and I have a few

Beverley Baird said...

Definitely needed!

Patricia Lynne said...

Thanks for the motivation!

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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cleemckenzie said...

Yep! Keep that Goal in sight at all times.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Joylene .. keep actioning life towards your goal - never stop and never let up .. take a breath occasionally .. cheers Hilary

Nicole Rivera said...

One of this year's goals is to get one of those horrifyingly painful rejection letters. I have promised that 2015 is my submission year! Enough of just writing stuff and doing nothing with it - I have a GOAL now! I must submit.

wish me luck o_o

lizy-expat-writer said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. So this is where the IWSG hangs out! A couple of my forum friends belong to this group and I wondered where it began.
I can relate so well to the sentiments expressed in your post.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Yes. I was behind on my goals but I'm doing better now.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Without goals, we accomplish nothing.

Carol Garvin said...

Sometimes if I've stayed up writing into the wee small hours, my goal can be as simple as getting out of bed the next morning! ;) But yes, in meeting my writing goals I'm always encouraged by the ongoing support of the writing community. It's a good place. Thanks, Joylene.

Nadine_Feldman said...

Amen! Keep the main thing the main thing. I get off track sometimes worrying about how a work will be received, but really I just want to write the best possible story, one that most closely matches the vision in my brain.

J.L. Campbell said...

I don't think we'd get very far without setting some goals.

DMS said...

Very inspirational! Goals are so important. Awesome post! :)
~Jess

Cathrina Constantine said...

We all need a goal to pursue!!! Good Post, Michelle!!

Kern Windwraith said...

Very inspirational! And I'm going to get right back to my desperately-in-need-of-editing WIP right away. Well, as soon as the challenge is over...

Michelle Wallace said...

Thanks for the boost of positivity, Joylene!

Chicky said...

Goals are important in every aspect of life. They give a direction and help us remain focused.
miss_teerious

i b arora said...

you put it across so nicely, great

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Thanks for visiting, everyone. Your support helps me toward my goal. Happy writing.

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for this perspective check. I needed it!:)

G Angela David said...

inspiring and encouraging post, appreciate you for sharing !

Aaradhana Jhansi said...

Focus is the key. I agree with you.

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