Monday, December 17, 2007

Back with a Passion

I'm back! Feeling a bit better and with several things off my to-do list- like school concerts, making a gingerbread train, homemade cards, a dinner party, wrapping, cleaning, laundry, knitting mittens for our church mitten tree (where the items go to charity) and a day at school putting together author club books and laminating. Oh and I managed a *little* bit of writing in there. This week is much clearer - an appt and a few last minute items tomorrow and that's all the running around needed. Fingers crossed for a good writing week - I need one!

Michelle Styles posted a fabulous blog today on passion after reading an article in the Spectator. I read the article and loved it and it reiterates what I feel (and say) a lot of the time. This is a rough business. If you're in it to make money, you're destined to fail. If you have that fire in the belly - the need to write stories - then you will make it. We talk about dedication and discipline and desire....but that doesn't necessarily translate into a dedication to the goal - the end result. It also means a dedication to the stories that you are compelled to tell and that you would want to tell even without publication. That passion is what keeps writers writing during all the rejections.

You can read the article HERE.

1 comment:

  1. You accomplished a lot, Donna! Did you get any sleep? lol I'm going to Michelle's blog now - thanks for sharing!