Connecting to the real writer’s life

27 07 2013

take-chances

Ach. I am fed up with myself.

I’ve been a self-described writer for several years now and my publication list is just terrible.

It all started out pretty marvy, with lots of articles published about my silly life, a story published here and there, some entries in various professional publications.

Then I got lost in work, lost the miracle of writing, struggling to prove myself in a serious grown-up venue. MS stopped that for me, and in my heart of hearts, I was a wee bit grateful. I could devote my life to writing now – yay! Infinite writing time (except for the mandatory naps and the various disease challenges) – what’s not to like?

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Well, five years later, I don’t have anywhere near enough to show for it. I’ve entered contests, had some success, but am NOT applying myself, as my mother would say.

I feel like a “writer wanna be” and I hate it. So I’m setting myself some goals.

It’s time to trust in what I can do, take it on, send stuff out, put on my big writer panties and get out there. Because regrets suck.

I’m taking a page out of Edith Piaf’s songbook…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Kvu6Kgp88

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28 07 2013
shewrite63

No regrets. Keep writing because you enjoy writing. At least that’s what I keep telling myself :o)

How about No Regrets by Tom Cochrane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg8o6SfgCk0
I wonder what that song would sound like played on a ukulele? :o)

Keep on keeping on and in the wise words quoted from Galaxy Quest: “Never Give up! Never Surrender!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-VMTIPwk74

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28 07 2013
dorothyanneb

Thanks so much! I like your choices of inspirational tunes/movies…

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