Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Almost Success

So I was reading the newsletter I get from
Caitlin Pyle in my email and I saw this picture in it. In the newsletter she was talking about her dog and using her puppy as an example for why it's important to have persistence in life. It got me to thinking about how and why persistence is so important in writing. Caitlin Pyle does a course on Proofreading as a career. I don't get anything from the link, I just wanted to share it because it is a really good course on Proofreading.

Too many times people get down about the fact they aren't turned into millionaire writers after their first book is published, or that the book they worked and slaved over for months, or even years wasn't the best seller they thought it should be right out of the gate. What most people don't know is that even the most successful writers had to work for years and through so many rejection letters to get where they are today. It's important to know that if you work hard, and put in the time you'll get the success you're looking for, although it won't be today, or maybe it will be today. Life has a funny way of making things workout for people.

I a real believer in that what you put out into the world is what you'll attract. It's called the law of attraction. Put simply it means that like energy attracts like energy. So if you are putting out positive energy, then you'll attract more positive energy. I think that the more positive thoughts and energy you put out into the world, the more you'll get back in return.

I've been pursuing writing for several years now and I haven't found the success I'd like just yet. However I know if I put in the work, I'll have the success I want in the future. It will just take time and persistence. Just like anything else in the world. Although it may sound cliche, it is a truism that hard work will payoff and what you put in is what you'll get out.

Can you be 100% all the time, no you can't. Everyone needs to take a break and breath now and again. I know I did when my mother passed away back in March of this year (2017). I know that I needed to take a break focus on what needed to be done in that moment and then when I was ready come back to writing. I had to be mindful of what I needed during that time.

Which brings me to the concept of mindfulness. It's import to be mindful when you're working on your story, or when you're building your platform, or even when you're building your brand. You have to know who you are, and what kind of message you want to be broadcasting to the world at large. For example with The Lisa Goodwin series it's a story about Family, about loss, and about finding your way out of the darkness and into the light. Lisa will have successes and she will fail many times but it will be her persistence that gets her through the darkest times of her life.

So just a little something for you to think about today.

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