Good luck to you too! My guess is that many people who write have spent much of their reading time with the small circle of writers who do get an extreme level of validation (Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Patterson). Add that to our active imaginations and it's fun to fantasize that some day our book will reach millions. Then reality comes crashing down. Ha! So yes, we must enjoy the journey.
I've loved your posts this month - not having to read was a highlight :-)I can't not write. I love every part of the process, from burying myself in handwritten first draft onwards. I've had some wonderful highs, and some incredible lows, and yet I still can't stop.Ain't writing great?Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep
Very very true. I was lucky in that I realized within a year that the thing I was doing instead of writing wasn't the thing I should be doing because I kept stealing time to write. Now I'm doing something else that does give me time to write, which is just lovely.It is strange how many people are chasing validation. When I told someone the other day that the whole point behind my big five year goal is to actually just make living wage, they were FURIOUS with me for suggesting I could when it was really a matter of simple math. Apparently, people like the idea of luck and validation. And while I haven't taken luck totally out of the equation, to me it's all about improving my odds. (You might notice, from what I'm saying, that the thing I had been doing instead of writing back then was math based. :-P)
Another good presentation. I've been very impressed by your video during this Challenge. I'm going to be giving your series a mention on my Friday post.Arlee BirdA to Z Challenge Co-hostTossing It Out
Hello there.Congratulations on surviving the A-Z Challenge! I didn't get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.Entrepreneurial Goddess
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