As writers, we write about mystery, tragedy, love and sometimes forgiveness. We write about dreams, adventure, fiction, or fact. So many of our writing abilities center around dreams, thoughts, or experiences that we’ve had. Not all experiences make us better and not all stories are written. But perspective is important to keep or allow ourselves some slack. I’ve been struggling to finish editing my book. An injury forced me to really slow down in that department.
A few weeks passed after my injury and I am spending a lot of time at the hospital after surgery for a loved one. Again, more perspective. Not everything goes the way we want it. No matter how much I want my book to succeed, it is likely that it won’t. I am okay with that. My next decision needs to be whether I move on to something else or keep trying. To me…failure would be giving up and not continuing. Success would be pressing forward even with a small hope. But hope is still there and that is all that I need. Hope can be one of the best perspectives.