Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Finding the right path..
I'm always uncertain when I start a new story. I have one I'm working on and still struggling with the right path for my characters to take. I have them doing this and that, but then I decide they should be doing something more interesting, or more captivating, or even more fun. As a naturally shy person, it's hard to convince myself that my work is good enough sometimes. I'm someone who doesn't even like calling a person on the phone if I don't know them, so putting my work out for everyone to read is a big step. It's always a learning experience, but I remember my dad's advice that no matter who you are or what you do, not everyone will approve. He also told me that you have to try if you want to succeed. You must be willing to take the risk so you have a chance at victory. I'm lucky to have that advice to lean on when I need it. The bottom line is that I love to write for children and I do believe this is what I'm meat to do, so I have to tuck the fears away and plod on, even during the days when it doesn't seem like I'll ever sort things out. I know that perseverance is the key to success, so I'm out to prove it..
Also, I've just signed up for a critique group so that's another new experience. We'll see how it goes...
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