My journey as a writer is an upward hike. There is a hell of a lot of climbing and work, but then I come to a lookout point and I can see the progress and revel in the journey thus far. Those moments are precious and beautiful and a sigh for this writer’s soul.
These outlooks on our artistic journey are much needed.They are the reason we keep trudging forward, so our hearts can soar once again from all that we have accomplished.
The hike of a writer is lonely. Sure, we have fellow-hikers who give a nod of acknowledgment along the way. We see some familiar faces and even a few who stop to motivate us when the climb is too steep, but mostly we wander this trail alone. We push forward alone. Only the writer understands their dream.
I have wanted to give up on my journey so many times. Since I became a stay at home mother and started this blog and began my dream of publishing a novel, I’ve wanted to quite every day. The negative talk works its way into my head, “Nobody cares about your writing. You aren’t a good writer. It’s too hard.”
But something always whispers back, “You’re journey isn’t over yet. The next viewpoint is just ahead. Keep writing.”
Looking back on these pictures I miss the Jurassic feel of the desert. I miss being on the road, the excitement and freedom of the adventure.
I’m glad I was able to make this journey before starting the adventure of a career/family life. I’m excited to take my family to see the South West one day.
Have a great weekend.
A few weeks ago, three of my favorite bloggers agreed to form a writing panel for today’s post. I asked them to respond to five quotes about a writer’s identity, and in their responses, they produced some smashing quotes of their own.
via Writers Respond to Famous Quotes — M. Miles
I had so much fun participating in M. Miles’ questionnaire. I’m honored that I was asked to join the discussion.
Perhaps you are familiar with the other guest bloggers: Paul from WindBlownWords and Kristin Twardowski. If not, check them out today.
Have a great weekend!
I am so incredibly thankful for you, dear readers. For encouraging me, challenging me, and helping me grow. As you all know, blogging can be a scary thing. Blogging is like attending an international dinner party filled with millions of people. It can be intimidating. You never know how you will be received.
But here, on this blog, I’ve met some of the most incredible people. You passion, talent, and kindness inspires me. I feel so fortunate that you share this piece of your life with me.
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, just know that I am very grateful for you.
Have a wonderful day.
Cover image found at The Shabby Chic Art Boutique.
Check out this super “encouraging” notification I got from WordPress yesterday:
Meanwhile I’m over here like… Is WordPress mocking me?
Have a great day. May your average hourly views be higher than 0. And if they aren’t, I just hope that WordPress keeps that information to themselves.
Cover Image of the wonderful Nicki Minaj found here.
Cat Image found here.