I know, I know – it’s been awhile…I’d like to blame the pandemic for the craziness and my lack of attention, but who am I kidding…most people know that I lived in a socially distanced, self imposed quarantine long before March.
I am, after all, a writer!
No, what has drawn my attention from all else is the writing, and rewriting, and editing for the sake of editing – not to mention the two new stories that are rattling around in my head at the moment …there’s not a moment of peace in there!
But – there is a pay-off – almost a light at the end of a very long tunnel…the latest feature script THE STORM has been noticed and optioned!
OK – what does that mean? More hard work…more notes, more editing, more bleeding on the page. It also means that I have a decent (and dare I say ‘good’) story at the heart of it all. It means that the voice in my head at 2 am that tells me I’ll never write anything ‘good’ is wrong.
It means – I am a writer!
So, my takeaway here isn’t to brag (although it does feel amazing to share), but rather to say DON’T GIVE UP…not when it’s hard, not when the muse is quiet, and especially not at 2 am when you can’t quiet the critic.
Someone, some where will find that diamond in the rough that’s within us all. They will validate all the work you’ve put in to whatever it is you are passionate about…but until then…
DON’T GIVE UP!