I would like to say thanks for all of your kind thoughts and words last week. It is not all writing related -- the funk was brought on by a scary diagnosis for an immediate family member, job issues and just plain being tired. I crawled under the covers, slept way too long, left the dishes in the sink for three days (then made the kiddos do them) and now feel much better.
Today I'm offering this Monday Musing:
"Keep these concepts in mind: You've failed many times, although you don't remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim. . . . Don't worry about failure. My suggestion to each of you: Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try." Sherman Finesilver
something about this quote resonated with me.
I guess it is the line, "Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."
Here is my challenge to all of us this week:
give ourselves permission to try, fail and try again
see the flailing and failing as part of the learning process
and, most importantly,
worry about what you will miss if you don't even try
QUESTIONS: Are you willing? what is something you do well that took some time and effort to master? have you ever heard the quote by Eddie Cantor, "It takes 20 years to make an overnight success?" Why do we immediately forget that when we see others have success? Why do we assume it came easier to them?
and best wishes to all of you who are taking on NaNo this month...may the muse be with you!