Yep, it’s been a couple weeks. But, I’m still alive.
Sometimes you want to work, but life has other plans. Sometimes you just can’t put off that scary step any longer (at least not if you want to finish the project). Sometimes you find someone or something isn’t what you thought, and you have to change plans.
Yes, sometimes it’s an uphill fight.
Sometimes it’s an uphill fight featuring 100 mph winds, precision guided ball lightning, and terrestrial laser sharks.
But, if the project is worthy, don’t give up.
All success comes at a cost. At a minimum, you could have done something else instead. In the middle range, that ‘easy’ success results from learning and practice. And then, there are the successes that come only with great personal cost.
Writing and other creative activities are definitely not at the easy end of the spectrum dear reader.
So, why do we do it? Well, here are a few of my answers, feel free to add your own…
- Because we love it.
- Because acts of creation rank among the most God-like things a human can do.
- Because anything else that’s worth doing will also be a struggle. So, we might as well work on the one in front of us.
You might have to put things on hold.
You might have to hire a little help.
You might have to learn a little more.
But, don’t give up dear reader. If it’s worth doing, don’t give up.
Next week (I think) we’ll be talking about office supplies and gearing up for NANOWRIMO…
Don’t give up dear reader. And, I’ll see you next post…