Thursday, January 23, 2014

Keeping Your Goal in Mind - Inspiration for Writers (or Anyone)

I came across this quote when researching David Carroll, author of the middle grade debut, Ultra:

"If you’re suffering from hypothermia, or excruciating chafing, by all means, take some time off to recover.  Otherwise, keep writing.  The finish line is out there – somewhere."

David Carroll, author of Ultra, To DNF or Not to DNF, December 13, 2013

Even though I don't do marathon running (or any kind of running, for that matter), I can totally relate to the drive to push past obstacles to reach a finish line, whether it's the end of a chapter or the end of a novel.

Sometimes in the middle of a novel it can feel like you're lost or trapped and can't see the way out. But if you keep going, you'll eventually get to the end. You just have to keep going!


5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Andrea. It is good to challenge ourselves and work towards our goals, even when we feel like giving up. Especially when we feel like giving up.

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    1. I definitely think determination is important for becoming a successful writer.

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  2. I love this. I'm not sure I've ever suffered hypothermia or excruciating chafing in regard to writing, but what this quote tells me is that there is NO excuse. :)

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    1. I know. It makes you feel like next to that, maybe writing something isn't quite so hard.

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  3. Very true, just have to put one foot in front of the other.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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