Highs and Lows of writing...
Queries. Rejections. Conferences. Agents. Partials. Fulls. Rejection.
We all want our work to be good enough to be published. And when agents aren’t pounding down our door to sign us, we take it personal. Some quit. Some revise. A couple weeks ago I learned that many of us drink wine, eat chocolate, cry, and then we get back to work.
But what happens when we lose hope?
When we have it we’re Happy, Optimistic, Positive, and have the Energy to accomplish anything. When hope is lost, we have no reason to get our butts out of bed. The world turns a murky shade of grey and the flavor of life is gone. The answer—Don’t lose it. But if you do wake up and it’s gone, you can get it back and I have the recipe.
Recipe for Hope:
· Two cups of belief.
· A handful of writer friends.
· One cup of tears.
· Three ounces of dedication.
· 1 tbs. of confidence.
· ½ cup of perseverance.
· One tsp. of vanilla.
· One box of chocolate.
· 1 bottle of wine.
In a large bowl pour in belief, then add a handful of writer friends. Toss lightly until thoroughly mixed. In a separate bowl mix dedication, confidence and perseverance, and beat. When you think you’ve got the lumps out, continue to beat for two additional minutes. Pour the dedication, confidence and perseverance mixture into the belief mixture. Add the cup of tears, and blend with the vanilla.
Pour the entire mixture into the bathtub and add hot water. While the water is running, pour yourself a glass of wine, and open the chocolate. When the tub is full, submerse yourself. Sip your wine. Eat your chocolate. Soak in the essence of hope. And know that you can do anything.
You can have hope anytime you want it. It doesn’t have to go away. Make the choice to be Happy, Optimistic, Positive, and create your own Energy. If not today… tomorrow will be your day. Just believe and bathe in hope.
Enjoy the Journey!