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.
The stuff life throws at you in between is what Insecure Writer's Support Group on the first Wednesday of every month is for.
This is so true and good inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dani! Glad to hear that.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Wonderful encouragement! :)ReplyDelete
We have a goal! And fortunately those who understand us.ReplyDelete
Yes! Thanks for the encouragement!ReplyDelete
Goals are sure grand and I have a fewReplyDelete
Thanks for the motivation!ReplyDelete
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Yep! Keep that Goal in sight at all times.ReplyDelete
Hi Joylene .. keep actioning life towards your goal - never stop and never let up .. take a breath occasionally .. cheers HilaryReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
wish me luck o_o
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.ReplyDelete
I can relate so well to the sentiments expressed in your post.
Yes. I was behind on my goals but I'm doing better now.ReplyDelete
Without goals, we accomplish nothing.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I don't think we'd get very far without setting some goals.ReplyDelete
Very inspirational! Goals are so important. Awesome post! :)ReplyDelete
We all need a goal to pursue!!! Good Post, Michelle!!ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
Thanks for the boost of positivity, Joylene!ReplyDelete
Goals are important in every aspect of life. They give a direction and help us remain focused.ReplyDelete
you put it across so nicely, greatReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting, everyone. Your support helps me toward my goal. Happy writing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this perspective check. I needed it!:)ReplyDelete
inspiring and encouraging post, appreciate you for sharing !ReplyDelete
Focus is the key. I agree with you.ReplyDelete
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