I was reading Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture" today and came across this quote:
"The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people."
It made me think about the brick walls (and there have been many) that I have hit (and will continue to hit) in this writing endeavor.
1. rejections (one rejection used the word "disappointment". Yeah, that was a hard wall to hit.)
2. lack of faith in my craft/ability
3. lack of direction in my writing (that elusive plot thing!)
5. days when I have no desire to write anything....and when those days stretch into months
If I am being truthful, some of these 'walls' were more difficult to climb than others. But, I keep climbing.
If there were no walls, there would be no growth. If there were no walls, everyone would publish a book.
What do you think about that??? Maybe OK, maybe a watering down of literature.
What have been some of your walls? What keeps you climbing? How bad do we want this dream and what are we willing to overcome to obtain it?
You tell me.....