Saturday, 12 April 2014

Keep Going


In this world of words where we choose to reside, where we can be our own worse enemies and where we beat ourselves up about our inadequacies, question our abilities and dwell in our insecurities, keep going.

In this world of words where others can take a poke at us, where they can comment anonymously without repercussion and can hurt our feelings without even knowing who we are, keep going.

In this world of words where it can get tough and we get stuck and blocked and can't always find a way forward, keep going.

In this world of words where rejection letters and "sorry it's not for us" and sometimes no response at all is part of the course, keep going.

In this world of words, keep going. The world needs storytellers and poets. It needs wordsmiths and imagineers. The world needs creativity and beauty and hope and we are here to provide it. So keep going.


15 comments:

  1. Excellent, Angela.

    In this world where encouragement is needed no just by writers but by people in the everyday who face feelings of rejection or struggle to know they matter in this world. Keep going.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes, keep going is relevant in many areas of our lives although we may not always want to hear it or do it.

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  2. I'm a huge fan of "Keep Going" as I think it's what makes the difference between what gets done and what gets started. I've been writing for 500+ days in a row and have (1) started a business and (2) published a book mostly because I kept going. Great post!

    Visiting via A to Z from Pass the Sour Cream. Co-Author (with my sons) of The Secret of Kite Hill.

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    1. Wow Bradley I'm very impressed. Good for you and here's to onward success.

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  3. Oh, Angela, you are so right with this.

    Sometimes---often, lately! ---I sit in bed with my laptop propped on my lap. I am worn to a frazzle from a day with students, and my eyes even hurt. I want to sleep! But I "Keep Going" to write my 500 words. The hardest part is getting started, isn't it? As I write sentences ideas come, and my creative mind begins to produce. Even when I'm wanting to give up! :)

    Thanks for the encouragement!

    Laura

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    1. Glad to have helped with some encouragement. I think we often choose to resist. Good for you for keeping on going.

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  4. Thanks for the reminder! I had to jump over H I and J to get something published today. If I keep going I'll be caught up by the end of the week! Thanks!
    Sharon
    idaretobehappy.com

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    1. Good luck and great that you still got something published. Hope you managed to catch up, but if you didn't no point beating yourself up over it.

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  5. Brave post. You've got my vote.

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    1. Thanks Tonia. I appreciate your comment. Looking forward to another week of the challenge next week - L through Q

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  6. And have fun! It's the reason why we do it, isn't it?

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    1. Absolutely, this was more of a reflective post but I definitely agree in having fun along the way.

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  7. I think many people are drawn to writing but they become jaded by the process and give up. But in the end, all that matters is that we do what we love every day...getting published is a big bonus, of course, but we have to first love the process and remember THAT is more important than what other people think.

    Visiting from the A to Z Challenge signup page. Great to meet you!

    Stephanie Faris, author
    30 Days of No Gossip
    http://stephie5741.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Stephanie, thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment. Yes, I agree that doing what you love is important and that comes first. But there is also a wonderful buzz when someone finally says that they want to publish your work and others will read it. My first story is to be published in May in a magazine and boy was that a day for doing happy dancing :-) Good luck with your writing and the challenge.

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  8. Hello from a fellow A to Z Challenger. Great post. It's always a good reminder to keep going when it is frequently so much easier to stop. Best of luck to you! Have a great A to Z month!

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