May 18, 2012

To Aquafortis, And Authors Everywhere: Plow On.♥

Don't Despair!

"Having a fixed deadline is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because even though it doesn’t feel good, forcing yourself to work even if just a little, is helpful. A curse because it requires so much effort to write even a couple of paragraphs and, when written, those two paragraphs are never kindly judged by that stern, overly-critical judge that always appears during depression."

Been there, done that, eh?

Some encouragement for you from Francisco X. Stork, via YARN - the Young Adult Review Network. Writing is sometimes a life marked by silent struggle - with the voices in your head, with the daily crud everyone has to deal with - but it can be done, and it can be done beautifully, as this author attests. "Depressed, Not Depression," has some wisdom to impart. Go. Read.

As the Scarlet Pimpernel signed all of his notes, COURAGE.❧

1 comment:

Sarah Stevenson said...

Lovely essay. Thank you for posting the link.