Do You Ever Feel Lost?

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Sometimes, we don't quite know where we'll be on our path in literary land. I feel lost a lot of times, I think everybody does occasionally.

Whenever I think about my career I think about conversation I had with my mother about it.

"Laur," she began, "Why did you pick such a hard field to succeed in? Don't you realize that trying to make it as a writer is tough? It's like the luck of the draw."

I laughed. "Nah, Mom, I make my own luck."

You know, she brings this up with me all the time. She just doesn't get it. Yes, it's hard being a writer. And even though we work our asses off, (writing, editing, revisions, etc) it's an uphill struggle to get where we want to be.


To do what my mom says, and just throw in the towel because its too hard or takes too much time to get somehwere is ridiculous.( I love you, Mom.) But it's ridiculous.

Giving up is much easier than sticking it out and fighting.

I don't know about you guys, but I'd rather be a fighter.



  1. khashway said...:

    I completely agree. Yes, this industry is tough, but it would be harder for me to call it quits. Writing is part of who I am. It's not something I can turn off or something I can just do part time. It's me. And you know, I think finding success after having to struggle to get it makes it that much better.

  1. Me too. It makes the occasional victories very sweet.

  1. Lola7384 said...:

    Kelly, That's what I say... I'll appreciate success much more because I had to fight to get there!

  1. Yep - all the small milestones in writing mean a lot more when you know how hard the climb is.

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