Do you ever have days when you are feeling stressed or everwhelmed with your writing? When you feel you are out on a limb all by yourself and wondering how in the world you even got there?
As my one year blog anniversary gets closer I am thinking a lot about this past year...about the milestones I have achieved...and I'm taking the time to reflect on my growth as a writer. I'm also planning on how I want 2013 to play out despite the dire warnings that NO ONE will figure out how to create a calendar after December.
But I don't want to be lazy while out on that limb. I will be the first to admit many nice things have come my way...new followers, new writer friends, new critique groups, one of my stories lined up to be published in the coming year...all wonderful benefits from working hard and focusing on my goal to become the best writer I can be.
I don't want to turn my back on opportunities to learn from those who traveled this path before me. I don't want to miss out on the challenges I know are waiting for me with the coming new year. I have to pay attention to what I'm doing and hang on tight to my limb so I can stay grounded. It can be scary out here all alone.
I know I will make mistakes but hopefully nothing serious and I will try my best to learn from the lessons shown. I want to do this. I KNOW I can do this. I am driven to write as surely as I must take my next breath to live and I know I'm not alone in that feeling.
And when it comes time for my stories to make it out into this big ol' publishing world of ours, I will have made my home out on that limb. Confident in the knowledge that I can finally call myself "author". THAT is the day I will soar...