Saturday, October 29, 2011

Press On

Hi folks, I'm writing children's books in the margins of my life right now. Things always heat up to rocket ship busy at this time in of the year. I'm writing and reading for hire. I'm doing the full time mom thing, and in every extra space of time, I am writing my books. My assurance for success comes from my steadfast belief in the next step. If you press on and refuse to give up, you are bound to end up somewhere. I don't know if there is any particular way to keep pressing on -- endless short sprints, slow and steady, I think either works. Just be sure you are taking more than one step.

So where does all this pressing on energy come from? I look up at the stars and think, wow, we are like a speck of dust in a vast universe and then I think about men building their towers to the heavens. They are so sure they getting somewhere. And I have to say, I laugh a bit. For me, I hope my writing is making space in this world for some folks who don't really get much space -- you know -- the ones who have had their towers kicked over, the ones who must rise from the dust. I mean the smart ones and fast ones, the beautiful ones and the capable ones often get the lion's share of the pie, survival of the fittest and all. I'm working on making sure the ones who weren't even going to get a sliver of pie, get a whole slice. The thought of putting some balance in what seems like a skewed universe just charges my soul. It's like rocket fuel to my existence.

So get out there and pull on the yin or push on the yang. Let's bring the balance that stories bring to the world. Press on! See you next week.

This week's doodle has the fancy name "Landscape 3".

Here's a nifty quote to tack up on your bulletin board:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'press on' has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.Calvin Coolidge


Janet Lee Carey said...

Bravo Molly! Thanks for wording thie so beautifully. Here's to stories and offering a piece of the pie.

Vijaya Bodach said...

I wish I could press on like you do. I am soooo distracted. Yes, I can work on sentences, but I'm like a flea, jumping from this to that. You can see my latest procrastination project on my blog.

MollyMom103 said...

Hi, Janet, yep, let's serve as much as we can.

Jumping flea is fine! That is pressing on! Hugs:)

Faith Pray said...

I love coming here, Molly. Honest, sound advice, and inspiration. I think know what you mean about making a difference to the other people.
There are books I treasured as a child - books my mother read to me, books I first read without help, my first chapter books - that evoke warmth and joy and adventure even when I remember them now. I want my words and works to mean something like that.

MollyMom103 said...

I'm glad you drop by, Faith. The connection means a lot to me.

Madeleine L'Engle and Lloyd Alexander, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Leo Lioni, Doctor Seuss, Mary Norton, Frances Burnett, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Margery Sharp, Robert Heinlein -- I was a dreamy aimless child and these authors filled me with purpose. I'd like to share some of that too.