I used to be a glass-half-empty kind of person, but that’s changed over the years. Sometimes I still struggle to maintain positivity, but today it’s sunny outside, the cherry blossoms are blooming, and my dear husband E is finally home from his trip. It’s a good day.
In the spirit of positivity, here are a few quotes that can apply to writing as well as life:
ADVICE TO A NEW WRITER: There are no rules in this profession. Do what is good for you. Read books and watch films that stimulate your writing. In your writing, go where the pain is; go where the pleasure is; go where the excitement is. Believe in your own original approach, voice, characters, story. Ignore critics. HAVE NERVE. BE STUBBORN.
~ Anne Rice
(The Olympian Creed) Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
~ Thomas Carlyle
There’s a word for a writer who never gives up… published.
~ Joe Konrath
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
~ Jack London
I sense a theme… maybe it’s due to where I am in the writing process, which is at the beginning of a very long road. Though if I think about it, I have really just have two personal motto’s when it comes to writing: there’s always more to learn, and write honestly. Writing honestly is easier said than done.