On every first Wednesday of the month, a fabulous crowd of tenacious writers gathers to share thoughts and wisdom at the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Won’t you join us?
As many of us are refueling after another rousingly fun April A to Z Challenge (myself included) our thoughts just may be on the manuscript or memoir; now buried in a pile. Or submissions that we meant to send, now lost in To-Be-Filed. My thoughts are bursting like pop-rocks!
A month has passed since I’ve watched as shadows slide from lofty canyon knolls; dispersing flocks and fox dens to greet the dawning day. Less appealing is the valley, roaring into life to race to concrete mazes of superficial fortune as if the richness beyond matters naught.
Oddly, I am inspired as I squint at a list of acceptable To-do’s and happily vow to resume stalking an unassuming mailman in a truck laden with paper confirmations of genuine household names. Will mine be one today? Or will I receive a writer’s goathead?
“Failure is success if we learn from it” ~ Malcolm Forbes
Would I crumble like an old dried leaf beneath a careless heel, or soar above the mountains high? Demand repentance and repeal, or nestle in a fragrant tree, with ever-watchful eyes? I have, I will, I won’t, and I am!
The surest thing you’ll ever know is when words still flow unfettered – no matter what did or did not come in your mailbox – that you are a writer. Chin up, Muse on and Write away!
“…reach must exceed grasp or what’s a heaven for?” ~ Robert Browning
Just for fun: My online grammar app says I used a politically incorrect word. Did you catch it?