What challenges your writing?
“I couldn’t write a novel sitting in a car but I could write short stories. The advantage to this is because with a short story you write fragments. In a couple of weeks you have a story and then you do some more. If you really want to do something you do it in the most awkward circumstances, of course.” Isabel Allende
What? Have you ever noticed how you become your best self (and sometimes your worst) in the midst of the most difficult circumstances? It is when the crisis comes that you find out what you’re made of. It is when the road is rough that you must use ingenuity to get through. All of the above statements essentially say the same thing. Yes, really, they do!
When we follow our passion, we
may will have obstacles. Do we disregard our passion? No. In fact, obstacles often strengthen our determination and build character in us, leading us to even more determination. Writing, fulfilling our dreams, pursuing our passion, seldom comes easy, and we should not want it to. The things that come easy we tend to discount and even disrespect. It is the things we work for that engender the most pride of accomplishment.
Do you pursue your passion in spite of the difficulties or obstacles?
Do you know what your passion is?
Can you see where obstacles have sometimes made your work better? Made you better?
What do you think?
- Sick and Tired… AND Writing (susanwingate.wordpress.com)
- “Portrait in Sepia” by Isabel Allende (themagicofreading.wordpress.com)
- Short Story Tools (kaitnolan.com)