Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stick With It

This year I've spent a ton of time in my car.  My kids' activity level jumped from near lazy to almost over-booked.  Plus my eldest is in Middle School and my middle has several activities at the Middle School as well.  (Said Middle School is 13.5 minutes away.)

So what does this have to do with writing?  I drive the same stretch at approximately the same time many days of the week.  As I pass on neighborhood I see the same woman out walking.  Again, so what?

She's impressive because to leave her neighborhood she has to climb an impressive hill (that'd be enough to keep me walking in circles and not leave my streets).  She also has a significant limp.  Yet she's out walking every day with a huge smile on her face.

Often, when it comes to my writing, any sort of obstacle is enough to stop me dead in my tracks.  Any minor hill, or hiccup in my skills and I am ready to take a break.  I've decided that every time I see this inspiring woman I am going to remind myself to write.  I am going to ignore my limps and weak writing.  I am going to ignore the giant hills that occur in character or plot and I am going to trudge on through.  Because I'll get better if I keep writing.  My limp may never go away, but I will become stronger.

So to you, dear faithful reader, take on something and conquer it.  Ignore the obstacles and power through!!


  1. Awesome example, DJ! I'll have to remember that the next time I'm feeling right now.

  2. I love it. There are so many inspiring people in the world. They are all around us.