Sunday, July 22, 2012

Just Keep Swimming...





All my life I have wanted to learn how to swim.  Even the doggie paddle looks refreshing on a hot summer day.  Maybe I just need to start somewhere and keep on swimming.  To me, it's kinda like being a writer.

I started out not knowing much about the writing industry.  But I wanted to learn so I put a toe in.  Tested the waters. Began with the doggie paddle and learned from those who had swam before me.  I tried to avoid the deep end because I wasn't ready yet.  I needed to take a few more lessons.  Strengthen my skills to make sure I could  stay afloat as I spent more and more time in the water.




Then came the moment when I moved into the deeper end.  My confidence as a writer grew and I felt I could hold my own with the bigger fish.  Sometimes ahead of the pack and sometimes behind, I just kept swimming and never took my eyes from my goal of becoming published.




The longer I swim, the stronger I will become and who knows?  One day I might even come away with the gold and will be able to call myself a published author!  Until then, I will remember the lessons learned along the way.  I will watch out for my swimming buddies and help them stay afloat whenever they need help.  And I will never forget the wisdom of one little fish who found herself in the middle of a great big ocean...












12 comments:

  1. I once fell into shark infested waters. I had eaten two of them before they dragged me out.

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    1. Ahahaha...too funny JP. I guess piranha would be no match for you then? ;0)


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    1. Well, Diane, that's A LOT more than I can do! ;0)

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    1. Hi Susanne! Lol...I try...;~)

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  4. I love the analogy. I love the little chihuahua swimming. And I love Nemo--one of the greatest movies of all time--for adults and kids. "Yes, I'm a natural blue."

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    1. Hi Tara! I agree...Finding Nemo is an absolute classic! And Dori is my favorite character...love, love, LOVE her whale talk...;0)

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  5. Great topic. As soon as I saw the title, I thought of Finding Nemo. I love the little chihuahua! :) And the analogy you were getting at! :)

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    1. Hi Erik! If I keep this up, by the end of December I will be able to call myself the QUEEN OF ANALOGIES! Lol...

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  6. Paddle and kick like crazy! That works for me!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    1. Awww, Cupcake...why didn't I think of that? ;0)

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