“I hope, or I could not live.” -H.G. Wells
I believe from the bottom of my heart that struggling writers need hope more than they need any other human emotion. What are we without hope? What do we have without hope? Hope is the one emotion that can help a writer keep driving forward in his/her writing life when it seems like everything in the world is stacked against him/her. Hope is the one thing that can keep a writer from giving up, even when she feels that no one believes in her or supports her writing dreams.
Hope is the one thing that keeps me going when I feel like no one understands or supports my dream of becoming a successful writer. Hope is what keeps me going when I feel like no one believes in me. There are days when I think to myself, “Nobody in my whole world thinks I’m going to make it as a writer,” but I keep going because I have hope for myself and my dream of being a successful author. Even if that is true and no one in my life thinks I can do this, I will do everything I can to keep pushing toward my dreams because I have hope.
People in my life have told me so many things over the years, and some them have felt like discouraging attacks, whether they were meant that way or not. However, I have ALWAYS come back to my writing because I love it, I’m passionate about it, and I cling to the hope that I am meant to have a successful writing life. I’ve been told that I’m inconsistent; that I have no follow through; that I may be a good writer, but there are thousands of better writers out there. I’ve been told that I’m the queen of procrastination and never finishing anything. I’ve been told that I don’t have the consistency or persistence to make it in the writing field. All those things may be true statements, but I have hope that my love for writing will help me overcome those problems and succeed in the field that I really love.
Have you noticed anything different lately? I’ve been making, at least, two posts a day, every day for the past month, not counting the Valentine’s Day trip to the beach house that didn’t have the internet. Does that seem inconsistent to you? Does it seem like I still lack follow through? I’m making changes in my life that will make me a better writer, and hopefully a better person too.
I’m making strides toward being more consistent, more persistent, and completing my projects instead of reworking large portions of one project over and over for years on end. I’m doing what I can to make myself a better writer. I’m putting in serious commitment and effort. Who can ask more of me than that?