Friday, September 24, 2010
How long do we have?
Some people believe in reincarnation. Others in eternal damnation, while others in heavenly ever after.
I believe and have always tried to live my life as 'make the best of things now while we are here on this earth.'
How long do we have? Who knows?
One thing is for certain and that's I'm living my dream and pushing forward to make things happen for me. More than that I'm pushing to make things happen for hundreds of writers I have had the pleasure of meeting online over the years.
This picture above symbolizes the reason I push myself...to leave something of worth to my family. Whether that worth is monetary or penned words it doesn't matter. What matters is that I have shown them that mom doesn't give up. Mom tries to achieve her goals regardless of the negative feedback dished out.
What has this post got to do with publishing or writing? Everything.
I have seen over the years writers who have given up writing because of the negative forces working against them because they felt boxed in and had no where to turn or trust any more.
I have seen writers who have stood up to fight for their rights and shocked to see 'friends' attack them.
I have seen writers shy away asking questions because others had no patience for newbie questions, forgetting that they, too, were once newbies.
I have seen writers put off their writing because others told them they spend too much time 'playing' and not concentrating on other aspects, like work, family, laundry, taxi driving, etc.
Is there a passion in you to write?
Do you need authentication from others that you are a writer?
Do you want to achieve a writing goal while you still have your noodles neatly packaged and sane? While your eyesight is relatively good to go? While you have all those characters in your head that want to come out and have their stories told?
Are you afraid of rejections?
Regardless of your answers to my questions above the only thing you need to remember is this:
no one has the right to tell you when to write, what to write, where to submit, nor do they have the right to ridicule your passion. You possess a passion to write and this passion needs to be finalized while you are still planted on this earth.
It's unfortunate but we will always be surrounded by negativity. It's how you choose to deal with these situations that will make a difference in your life.
Today I was told of a health issue from a family member which only hit my above motto in life deeper in me. Cherish what you have today for tomorrow may never come. Believe and stand up for yourself because you are worthy.
And I'll part with four important words to remember and say often when negativity strikes,
I AM A WRITER!
Posted by MuseItUp Publishing at 11:20 PM