ISWG: Never Forget How Far You've Come
Happy Wednesday, and happy February, everyone! And Happy 11th Birthday to my oldest.
I'm here today with February's edition of Alex J. Cavanaugh's IWSG! I greatly enjoyed my first ever ISWG post, and want to thank everyone for the support and encouragement that they gave me regarding what to do when I grow bored of a story. I think, for me, the best thing to do is remind myself why I loved the story in the first place, and then push through until the words are flowing again.
Since last month's post, I've been thinking long and hard about what I wanted to post for February, and although a few topics entered my mind, one really stuck out for me.
Remembering How Far You've Come
While I was trying to re-inspire myself last month, I took to reading my old novels - that are now shelved, to be looked at in the future - and I realized how far I've come. Sure, my writing still isn't perfect, but in the past two years, I've learned a lot about what I'm capable of; where my strengths and weaknesses lie.
I think everyone should do this from time to time. It's a great source of motivation, inspiration and encouragement. It's so easy to get caught up on the woes of the here and now - to focus on the current negatives - that you forget the past positives.
I've seen so many awesome writers in the blogosphere achieve things that awe me, and you guys should never forget how far you've come.
Each success, whether big or small, is inspiration for yourself and others, showing everyone out there that writers can succeed. For every rejection letter or abandoned project, there's a book release, a finished manuscript or something else worth celebrating.
So, if you're feeling down about your writing, or doubting yourself, just remember how far you've come, and all you've achieved up until this point. It's something to be very proud of!
Thanks for visiting this month. And thanks to the fantastic ISWG hosts, Alex Cavanaugh, Julie Musil, Jamie Ayres, Mike Swift, and Sheena-kay Graham.
And before I go, don't forget that there's still a week left to enter my two-year blogaversary giveaway, and there's still time to sign up for Kyra Lennon and Rachel Schieffelbein's WIP: The Movie Bloghop!