Well I’m back in writer/submission land, and it feels pretty good.
Some people are able to create at a steady pace. Me, I work in spurts. Because of this, I really battle with negative thoughts. You know them, right? “I’m not a real (writer, artist…fill in the blank). I’ll never get published, because I don’t work hard enough. Whaaa, whaaa, whaaa.
But then I remembered the published writers and successful artists I’ve read about over the years who work in spurts-like me! I realized everyone has a different momentum to their muse. Just because some people thrive on the constant call of creativity doesn’t mean that others, like me, who get a little distracted with family and day jobs, can’t also become successful–in our own time.
This month I have been revising a novel; I love revision but this one is a challenge, and I refuse to let it kick my butt. I finished a picture book that I LOVE, and I pray someone in the industry will too! I’m stirring up some ideas for cut-paper pieces that could be marketed for children’s room decorations. And, yep, I still have that HUGE canvas waiting for paint. Most importantly, after a long lull, I’m submitting my writing again. Stay tuned, wish me luck, and NEVER GIVE UP!