It's about time to check in here! Sorry for the radio silence, but my life has been super busy and crazy. I just sent my oldest son off for a varsity scout river rafting trip. That worries me a bit. I've been working, working, working, and taking kids to allergy specialists and all sort of other things. I had a piece of an ear plug break off in my ear and then get infected (whole nother story there) I'm also going to start a series of hormone testing because I'm so out of whack. I'm going to try bioidentical hormone therapy. People swear by it and since I'm desperate . . . . Mostly I'm just exhausted all the time and I can hardly function, but enough of that!
Mainly I just wanted to give all of you out there in cyberspace the encouragement to keep following your dream. If you're anything like me, you get discouraged and at times want to quit. Don't! You may see your close friends get contracts, or win contests, or finish and start new manuscripts and feel like it's just too hard for you to do too.
I feel your pain.
Any yet, there is something inside that makes me keep going. Sometimes I take time a time out to re-boot. Maybe you do too, but I always come back to my goals. If you want to finish that book, write just one page a day. You can do that. If you want to get published, polish your query letter and keep sending it out.
Yeah, it's super freakin' hard and way discouraging, but what else are you planning to do for the next fifty years? Don't let anyone rob you of happiness. Do those things that make you happy, that give your life meaning. If you're a painter, paint. If you're a sculptor, sculpt. If you're a writer, and I'm betting most of you reading this are, THEN WRITE!
Finish the race!