Monday, January 18, 2010

Just Keep Writing

I am having one of those weeks where the enormity of this whole writing scene is overwhelming. I have been skimming through various blogs, reading forums, taking in advice and thinking - "I'm never going to make it!"
The thing is - I really, REALLY want to make it. So I can't let my doubts win.
It's so easy to get caught up with the obsession of getting my work in print that I forget why I'm doing this in the first place. I find myself getting stressed and down. But I need to stop and remember.... The reason I do all this is because I love writing. I love losing myself in a story. I love creating a world, different characters and exciting scenarios. I love the drama.
SO - no matter how overwhelming this publishing thing is... I am going to keep writing. I am going to keep putting myself out there and one day, who knows, I might just see a Melissa Pearl novel on the shelves of my favorite book stores.
My son is currently obsessed with the movie "Finding Nemo." One of the main characters, Dory, swims along singing, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." I can hear the tune in my head now... "Just keep writing, just keep writing."

1 comment:

  1. OMG this could be me on any random day of the week (or month or year). For me it's a constant battle with myself to push through the fear and write. Good luck! And just keep writing....