Monday, June 21, 2010

The Writing Spirit

I have writing friends who, after a certain amount of rejection, pulled their necks into their shells and turned out the lights. I'm hoping and praying to see them emerge again, healed however they needed healing—stronger, better equipped to focus on the things that matter.

Others are playing the waiting game while Powers That Be take their own sweet time to make a decision on whether or not they're willing to give a green light to a new project. Still others are taking what they've learned, re-girding their efforts and plowing ahead, immersing themselves in creating something wonderful.

Writers need to write. When our spirit flags, sometimes we need to be reminded to write.

We need to follow our hearts.

CR: Caught by Harlan Coben.

It's all better with friends.


  1. Thanks for the encouragement Peg. It is definitely welcome at this moment!

    By the way, your Live Traffic Feed says I'm in Colombes, Ile de France. I'm in Bois-Colombes (not Colombes). It's a Paris suburb and 20 minutes from the Champs-Elysees/Central Paris.

    I'm clarifying because I state that I live in Paris and don't want people to think I'm lying!



  2. Isn't the Internet the most lovely thing ever?

    The Rocky Mountains and the Champs-Elysees are like next door neighbors.

    (Except I watch HGTV, and I could maybe afford a closet in Paris. As long as it wasn't a walk-in.)

  3. Ah, the Waiting Game, and how it interferes with that universal truth, writers need to write...

    I really hope soon to be given the go to write either next book #1 (standalone) or #2 (second in a series). I have a Christmas morning anticipation about it.

    Those who are hurting over rejection, please take heart. Either there's something to learn from it--and your writing will become something you are overjoyed not to have missed by *not* getting this feedback--or the rejection is off base and you will find another way around.

    If you never give up you will not fail.