Monday, February 24, 2014

Motivational Monday


YOU ARE NOT A BEGGAR 
AT THE
BANQUET OF PUBLISHING.
(Janet Reid)

We have every right to sit at that table. Our invitation is our desire to tell stories, our passion to write them, our desire to learn and to grow in our craft.

We need to stop ducking our heads, cowering, mumbling apologies for our "lack of success." We show up at the page, day after day, and that alone takes courage, that alone is more than most people do. Be proud!

Let's keep putting in the time, the energy, the blood, sweat, and tears necessary to be the best writers we can be. Let's pull up our chairs and feast with the best of them. We can't, we won't, let anyone turn us away. 

24 comments:

  1. Hear, hear! Thanks so much for this Monday morning pep talk. It comes at the perfect time for me. ☺

    Have a great—and creative—week.

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you have a great and creative week, too. :)

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  2. I feel like a beggar most of the time so this was a good one for me to read this morning. :)

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    1. I feel like that a lot, too, Julie. I'm really just now starting to have more confidence in myself and my abilities.

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    1. You really don't want to hear me sing anything, but I know what you mean. :)

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    1. Thanks! It was Ms. Reid's words that inspired the post. :)

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  5. I really needed to read this post today. Thank you for writing it!

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    1. As writers, we just never know when something we write is really going to hit home for someone. I'm glad this post did that for you today. :)

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    1. I'll pass you the jelly if you pass me the jelly donuts. :)

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  7. Awesome post. It put a huge smile on my face.

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  8. That second paragraph is really great. It's hard to keep telling people, no nothing new. It hasn't gone anywhere. Yes, it takes a while.

    It does discourage you from talking about your writing not going anywhere and it shouldn't.

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    1. It really is discouraging but I'm working on beating back that feeling. :)

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  9. Sound advice for budding writers.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  10. Thanks for the pep talk! You are rock-tastic, Madeline. Cheese for you. =)

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty sure no one has ever called me "rock-tastic" before. :)

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