Archive for the ‘Passion’ Category

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” ― Virginia Woolf

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Day #22. I am a great believer in action. But sometimes I do too much. Sometimes I push & strive when what’s really needed is a little time to let thoughts percolate, to let the fruit of a story ripen before being picked. And, remember too, that you don’t need to add metaphorical glitter & bows in order to shine because you think what you’re doing isn’t enough. Readers love writing when the heart that created it resonates with their own. You don’t need to dress up your heart. Simply express yourself. This is all you can do. Trust that this is enough.

“You are your best thing.” ― Toni Morrison

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Day #19. Everyone underestimates themselves. And, since we don’t see our own gifts, it helps to employ the eyes of friends or mentors – people you trust to see the truth. But, even then, to be told we’re lovely & amazing can, strangely, be a hard thing to hear. Most of us have a low threshold for compliments. But, once we start believing how brilliant we are, then we’re able to do anything!

“Your will shall decide your destiny.” ― Charlotte Brontë

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Day #17 If you want to do anything against the odds you must have great strength of will. You must be stubborn. Dogged. Tenacious. Determined. Resolute. Stalwart. Steadfast. Unfaltering. Committed. So, if you’re setting out to publish a novel, or something similar, then you need to find your inner sense of steel first!

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ― Ella Fitzgerald

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Day #8. I believe in love & inspiration. I believe in passion & true desire. I believe that if a person follows the gentle urging of their heart then they’ll find success doing what they want to do. Now, it might take many years & it might not bring great riches, but then that isn’t the point. Wanting to be wealthy is quite a separate thing from wanting to do the thing you love. Babe Ruth said he’d play baseball for food stamps. I feel the same way about writing. If that’s how you feel about what you want to do, then you can’t go wrong.