Lounging on a bench looking at all the nature around me. Quiet. There’s a light breeze on a hot day. It’s a perfect setting for writing.
Writing will have to wait though. ☺️
Today I’m going to give you a brief update on Dangerous Beauty while I wait for my family to catch up. I FOUND a beta to give me VERY critical feedback and I ADORE her for it. A HUGE thank you to Laura for giving me a reason to keep going and make it better!!! It will be coming out I promise you guys. Just patiently wait a bit longer!!
Danger! Danger! Self worth plummeting!!!
Everyone has been there before. You look at everything you’ve done and everything you’re doing and you think “Oh my God is all of this stress, aggregation, and lack of sleep worth it?”
Take a look at this.
Now smile. Breathe. And step away from the mental ledge you’ve been balancing on.
I was just there. A few seconds ago actually. I was wondering is all of this really worth it? Am I setting myself up for disappointment?
Guess what? I have an answer for me. All the lack of sleep, all the typing, all the frustration when things don’t sound right, EVERYTHING that makes you second guess what you’re really doing….. YES it’s worth it. Why? Because I want it to be. I’m writing because I have something to say and I want it out there. So yes, it’s worth every effort I put into it.
Many won’t think this way and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve even scoffed at my own thoughts/words. But it’s true. I’m writing because I want to. I’m blogging because I want to. And I’m pushing myself to my limits because I want to. Well…. that last part isn’t exactly true. Limits are there because they need to be pushed right?!
Anyway, it appears I needed yet another walk among nature to clear my head and calm me down. I love that these gardens are just around the corner and fall is in the air. It’s amazing!!! It’s cold!!! And the colors are just so bright, not to mention after raking leaves jumping in them is just too much fun!!!
Get out that hot chocolate, the pumpkin spice latte, the peppermint mocha, the holiday music and movies, and the warm blankets and PJ’s and relax a bit. Everything will come to you in the end. This isn’t just for you writers out there. This is for anyone that puts their mind to anything project or otherwise. It’s advice I was given once a long time ago and it’s advice that I tend to forget until times like this when I need it. So I’m going to pass it along to you all. Read it and take it for what it is. 🙂