Welcome to The Blogging A-Z Challenge April 2012! Some of the most popular posts here at The Shellshank Redemption are the Motivational Mondays. So, after consulting the tortoises, we decided to make April our Motivational Month! Please join us for this (almost!) daily dose of alphabetical inspiration. We hope you enjoy it!
* ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED THE HARD WAY WAS THAT IT DOESN’T PAY TO GET DISCOURAGED. KEEPING BUSY AND MAKING OPTIMISM A WAY OF LIFE CAN RESTORE YOUR FAITH IN YOURSELF. (Lucille Ball) *
If I had a dollar for every rejection letter I have ever gotten - and I’m just talking novels here, not even short stories or poems or essays, etc. - I would probably be richer than if I had actually sold any of those novels.
Yes, I know that sounds rather pessimistic but my point is that even with all that rejection and negativity, I am still writing. I am still imagining and creating and sending those words and those characters and those stories out into the universe. Sometimes they find a home and sometimes they don’t. But either way, I turn back to the page, I listen to a new character introduce herself, I watch a scene play out on my imagination’s movie screen.
If you don’t have faith in yourself, no one will. So go ahead and do it. Believe.