Dear friends: The month of Novemember is ahead. Please post a goal at The Golden Coffee Cup. Here is a bit of inspiration to help you move forward.
First, in an interview Madeleine L' Engle was asked, "“Wrinkle’’ was rejected repeatedly before it was published. Were you confident then you’d have a breakthrough?" Her answer? "No, there was a period when I thought I never would. But I kept on writing because that’s what I had to do. I was compelled not to stop."
So let's write and create because we are complelled not to stop.
Here are some thoughts from other writers I loved as a child.
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.
Francis Hodgson Burnett
I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
The best way out is always through.
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
E. B. White
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott