Sometimes, the biggest challenge facing a writer isn’t figuring out who the characters are, what comprises their chracter arcs, the turning points in the plot, the opening line and the final end. Nope. Sometimes, the biggest challenge is actually sitting down at a computer (or a with a pen and notebook for those who write old school) and creating words that flow from the brain to the fingertips. There are lots of people who think they can write a book but there’s few of us that do. It’s work. Good thing we love our work, right? Well, at least most of the time. Anyway, as usual, the Universe has something to add to the discussion.
Silver, each challenge adds to the suspense, adds to the mystery, adds to the chaos, adds to the possibilities, adds to the romance, adds to the adventure, adds to the joy.
And I say anything that adds to the joy should be embraced.
There’s nothing challenging that has ever happened in your life, Silver, that one day you won’t look back upon with deep gratitude.
Sometimes, writing is the biggest challenge of all. But you know what? Those of us who are driven to tell the stories floating around in our heads, we have no other choice. So we channel those challenges into the challenge of creating a story that other will want to read, and if we’re lucky. they’ll enjoy they story, recommend it to others, and buy the other books we’ve written. Writers live on creativity but we also need the sell books to meet the challenge of living–like paying bills and putting food on the table. Still, whenever I finish the challenge of writing a book, I am deeply grateful that the words still come. Because I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. What’s your challenge today and are you grateful for anything?