I can’t shrug of the contradictory feeling that I’ve been writing forever and yet not at all. If I was to be introspective, I think I’ve spent a great deal of my working life planning to write and then being too scared to actually seize the opportunity.
For the present, it is enough that I have made the decision to write every day, and that I have arranged my life so I can fit this in. Anything else that happens from here on is a bonus.
Now although I don’t usually go for life affirming quotes and philosophies, I am grasping at anything that will help sustain my current writing zeal.
Here’s a nice one I’ve been repeating to myself, courtesy of Agent Bree’s blog ‘This Literary Life’.
“Stop worrying about getting published and concentrate on getting better. In other words, focus on the work itself and not on what may or may not eventually happen to it. If the work is good enough, it’ll take care of itself.” -Tom Robbins
I fully intend to follow this advice but I’m the sort of person that can’t concentrate purely on twigs and leaves. I need to see the forest.
So here’s a great opportunity I found from Pan MacMillan. Let’s hope it’s still running by the time I’m ready….