"As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; / [ . . . ] Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: / Deals out that being indoors each one dwells; / Selves -- goes itself; 'myself' it speaks and spells, / Crying 'What I do is me; for that I came'." --Gerard Manley Hopkins

02 July 2005

Discouragement

One who longs to write but honestly has not the time and resources to complete anything at a standard of excellence which would make it worth even sending out should not read biographies of famous writers.

We hates them, we hates them, we hates them forever!

I'll be better tomorrow when the effects have worn off. :)

2 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh, but you should read biographies of excellent writers at such times! Just choose very deliberately which ones. :) When my life prevents me from focusing on the writing (as it has for the past how many years, as we raise little ones?) I find that reading biographies of people who were tremendous writers but who had terrible personal lives is very, very, very helpful. It reminds me that writing isn't life, afterall, and that what I'm required to be doing now does have an incredibly important purpose. As does what you're doing. It's worthwhile, and every job well done for our Abba is another chapter in the little book He's making of our lives as He writes them. :)

(Translation:--He believes in you. I do, too. You're doing an incredibly good job.)

alaiyo said...

Thanks, LuCindy! You are as always wonderful.

love you,

Beth

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