15 thoughts on “Food For Thought (a.k.a. A Writely Kick in The Rear)

  1. I feel like that all of the time. But it is self indulgent to believe that your whole life revolves around problems. Being an established author is good, but as I have found it is not the solution to all of your problems. There is a David inside of everyone, but sometimes it can make you feel depressed to find that there is a Saul in the shadows once you have killed the giant. The main way of looking at things is that for every success there is a setback, and for every setback there is a success. In the words of Winston Churchill, ‘Never, never, never give up’

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    • New writers get discouraged for various reasons. There’s a lot to this writing thing. But a failure for every success, or vice versa? I’ve never seen that.

      Each new task or challenge tends to seem monumental when we arrive at it. In hindsight they aren’t Goliath, but they may seem like it at the time.

      The key is finding the inner strength to keep going. Too many new authors don’t believe in themselves enough to keep going, or don’t reach out to sources who would help them, etc.

      But they all could, because they all have the ability.

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  2. In most of our lives, pessimism reigns. In most of life, failure is more common than success. In basketball, a 50% shooting percentage is considered awesome, but that means only half of your shots are going in the basket. In baseball, hitting at a .300 clip is considered huge, yet that means you are getting an on base hit just one third of the total times you step into the batter’s box.
    So the above statement about Goliath and David should be a gigantic inspiration in terms of possibilities, just as it was intended to be in Bible scripture! For it is the possibilities in life that truly drive us, not the successes!

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