“Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.”
My author friends warned me about writer’s block. They had me read books about dealing with my own resistance to writing. They quietly shared about the weird things that happen in your life to teach you what you need to know for your book. The “Why did I ever begin this?” doubts. The setbacks. The life challenges that interfere with your plans.
Experienced all these. Thanks. Enough already.
But no one talked about a crazy madness that compels you to move forward, someway, somehow, no matter what happens. When all reason and logic says stop, put this aside, do something else, take a break. Step away. And you just can’t.
The Universe seems to conspire to have it that way with this book.
The very minute I thought of throwing in the towel this week, a publishing company called my cell with an invitation to contact them about my book. (Thanks very much, I already have a publisher.)
And then I had a wonderful conversation in which a businesswoman told me she doesn’t even think in terms of failure. She just keeps learning…and eventually succeeds. What great coaching!
Tomorrow, this book is the reason I’m getting up.
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