My Writing Week (March 2nd – 8th)

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It’s that time again 🙂 This prior week was not productive writing wise, and it goes without saying my self-imposed deadline of finishing the first draft of Nytemares and Dreamscapes went bye bye. As this failure loomed over me I began to get discouraged.
Then on Saturday I went to The Festival of Words at my daughter’s high school where different authors spoke, had discussions, and offered advice. One such author was this year’s Newberry Award winner Kwame Alexander. Hearing from him and having him discuss all the trials he went through to get his work in the world renewed me. Seriously, it was like being baptized. Knowing someone as prolific as him had to struggle, was told no, was told he was no good, and that no one would buy his work which later won this award made me feel confident. It’s not going to be easy. It may feel as though it’s all for nothing. Keep going. As he kept repeating that day “You have to push through the no’s to make way for your yes.”
Until next time have a writeous day!

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One thought on “My Writing Week (March 2nd – 8th)

  1. How wonder-full! We all forget that the masters–male and female–all started out with some crappy first draft. We writers work alone, so it is empowering to know we are not alone (yes, cliché CE3K reference). I’m glad you were reinvigorated.

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