Hard Work and Validation

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…


About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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2 Responses to Hard Work and Validation

  1. Roy Gulick says:

    Onward and upward!I’m rooting for YOU, writer!

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