Thursday, August 15, 2013

Moving on.

Yeah, it's been a while and I missed IWSG. What's happening to me? Anyway, life has gotten in the way a little. I went on vacation with the family and any millisecond of time I get is writing. And yes, I'm still writing. I have a nervous pit in my stomach because I'm debating on whether to query any time soon. It's like a stroke of anxiety created a force field in front of my confidence. It's not easy to step back into the ring when you where defeated.

The thing is you have to get back up and fight. I know what I write is never "what they are looking for." But deep down I can't give in because I'll lose and it's game over. Who wants that? Why let others define what makes you happy? It's all subjective no matter how you look at it. Someone will always have something negative to say. It's their opinion.

It seems I always take the hard way no matter what I do. So I have to accept that it will take me longer. That's all. It will take me longer to find the one "who gets it." At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Trudge forward with my head high and stand behind what I write. If no one likes it, oh well, move forward and write on.

Alright, so who attended WriteOnCon? Great conference!! Thanks to all who helped put it one.

Have a great day!!


  1. Christine, I SO feel you. So much. Writing is one of those things we do because we love it, because putting those words on paper feeds something deep inside of us, but the act of trying to get it published? SO HARD. And if we let it, it can totally ruin us.

    I remind myself every day to keep doing what I love, to keep putting those words on paper, the ones that call to me, because, really? There's no other choice.

    AND it's that vibe, that feeling that you're describing of not giving up, that will get us there in the end. :)

  2. The hard way makes success all the sweeter. Best of luck to you, Christine. Power onward....

  3. Taking a break is just fine! Sometimes it's good to re-boot, or think about what it is you really want to do! Good luck with everything! Just keep doing things that make you happy!

  4. It's all in the timing. Yours will come - don't give up!

  5. I know how you feel, Christine. Sometimes it's really hard chasing a dream, but don't stop!

  6. Glad you had a break and now you're back into writing. Never give up, Christine! You'll get there. Write on.