Today I’m sending a ‘Shout Out” to RJ whose recent blog inspired me to consider the necessary essences of my own writing journey.
Beginning with a brief stint as a backyard Swing-singer, the Desire to write, compose, embellish (good thing I didn’t choose journalism), and engage has always been within me; the only requirement being Inspiration, which is what I always assumed the elders meant when they said I was “full of it”.
But the Encouragement was--and always is--good for keeping my Determination at an optimum level for reaching at least half of the insanely ridiculous goals I set for myself. Tenacity is something I find I have to work at; seeing it through, don’t give in or up just because it’s challenging. This is where the all- important Guidance comes in; I sure couldn’t get along without it. I enjoy instructional seminars and refresher courses, mentors, coaches, and tips from knowledgeable bloggers like ChrysFey and Quanie Miller because with guidance comes the Confidence in knowing you’ll do your best from having learned from the best, and that’s when Courage escorts you to success with the Pride you deserve for a job well-done. And lastly, Books; books to last a lifetime! I think I’ve got that covered!
As far as Bare Essentials, I’d be the first to say you’ve got to have your keyboard; laptop, PC, or whatever. But I learned an interesting thing about myself when my computer crashed (I was sure I would perish right along with it) and during the excruciating amount of time it took to repair/replace, I found myself with pen in hand; staring at a blank notebook page, and proceeded to fill twenty-eight pages—non-stop!
What are the essentials of your journey?
- Jean-Paul Sartre