Wish I could tell you where this originated.
It’s easy to tell others to take risks. It’s harder to live by that rule, especially if you’re wise enough to consider the consequences. Have faith. Take a leap and trust that someone will catch you.
Weigh your choices.
Don’t hesitate to give to a stranger but don’t give everything away.
Be who you are. Everybody else is taken.
Life is short. Have the courage to leave a miserable job, if you’ve tried everything you can. The same is true of a miserable relationship, as long as you’re not hurting your children. If you’re afraid you might be, weigh the value of staying in a struggling relationship against the possible outcome of moving on.
Don’t be afraid to move on and move forward. Don’t let fear hold you back.
Don’t be afraid to love; don’t wear your heart on your sleeve.
Remember that life is what happens while you’re making other plans.
Consider your body, with all its imperfections, a gift from God. Treat it well and know what you can and cannot change.
Accept what you cannot change; change what you can; ask for the wisdom to know the difference.
Be grateful for what is right in your life.
Purchase Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62
“No one, and I mean no one, writes alone in an attic with no support. Think about it: in order to stay in an attic all day doing your thing, someone has to shop, cook and clean for you, do the laundry, bring you new supplies. If we’ve heard of a writer, someone edited and published them. Someone bought the books.
“My point is: the myth of the lonely artist serves none of us. If you have a dream to write, get a buddy, take a class, find a group, or get support to find alone time if that is what you need.” — Elizabeth Stark
- What are you searching for?
So how do you find the support you need? Check out the following resources:
Story Circle Network
International Women’s Writing Guild
Shut Up and Write
National Novel Writing Month
National Association of Memoir Writers
The resources are out there and many stories sit inside your head, waiting to be told. Writer Advice has a manuscript consultation service, which I run, and I also teach Independent Study, working one-on-one with you and your writing, through Story Circle Network. Why face the blank page alone when there are resources to help you?
You can see a sample of my writing in the free section of Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 here.
This is an observation, not a complaint. I love all the good things that are coming my way.
- Awards for Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62
- A new writing project — too soon to tell you about it
- New editing jobs — through Story Circle Network and privately
- More books to read — including three competing for the Sarton Award offered by Story Circle Network and a number sent by some excellent publishers
- Submissions to Writer Advice’s Flash TRAVEL Contest, which I love reading and commenting about.-Read about it in the tan box at Writer Advice .
- The next speaking engagement …
- The light on the hills as the sun sets …
- Thursday night dates with my husby, whose unexpected attention and love gave me the inspiration for Never Too Late.
So, “the hurrieder I go, the behinder I get” (thank you Lewis Carroll) and I don’t publish here often. New things are coming soon. Sign up to be notified by putting your e-mail in the “Follow” box.
And if you are a writer, please check out Writer Advice’s Flash TRAVEL Contest.