“Persistence is Fruitful”
“Energy and Persistence Conquer All Things.” -Benjamin Franklin
I used to write everyday. Everyday I would use my imagination to bring the colorful world to life.
Then poof no more writing everyday. Why? I graduated high school. Years passed and that bright light of imagination dimmed. I had a few stories tucked away but I didn’t work on them. Until something curious happened. My hubby said to me: “Just write it.” That was it. (Well maybe more like, “Just write your story and don’t think about it too much KayCee.”) Before I realized what was happening I had a finished book in my lap and the red editorial pen of doom in my hand. I did it. Yay!
Then I went on to write volumes of books and nothing in the world could thwart my literary debut. (Maniacal Laugh)
Again, I finished, saw that I had more room to grow as a writer and let the bulb dim one more time. What was the problem? I had trouble getting the words, the ideas, the feelings onto paper. It felt daunting. It seemed like a ridiculous problem until I read a writing book. It told me the base of my problems was not the fact that I didn’t want to write, or didn’t have the ideas but… I was out of PRACTICE. (gasp) Me? But I have this natural writing talent. There is no way, not one ounce of reasonable evidence that could make me out of practice.
Oh, how we fool ourselves into such nonsense. Although once I started to write everyday…..
I went on to write volumes of books and nothing in the world could thwart my literary debut. (Maniacal Laugh)
Well not exactly…at all.
But, I learned by writing everyday I would find that rhythm of writing again. What sort of tunes do I work on? Anything that gets me writing everyday. (Sometimes lists, if you can believe that.) Through practice and persistence I’m starting to feel that I can get back to where I once belonged.
Now for the next fun part. The explanation of my picture.
Ants are extremely persistent. They are practically the poster bugs for many analogies, on of them also being teamwork. Anyways, that is why I picked the ant. Now then you might say, “What the heck is he wearing?” Well he’s a Borg ant, and if you are at all familiar with the Borg they have an evil guy catch phrase, “Resistance is Futile.” Then my little ant dressed as a Borg brings my whole theme to my blog to a close “Persistence is Fruitful.”
Also, list of books that helped me write:
Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
Write-a-thon by Rochelle Melander
Book in a Month by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
How to get Ideas by Jack Foster