No, I haven't given up. I just found this song by Anastacia (one of my fave artists), and the words are just fantastic. So, sit back, take a listen (no video, just a picture off the album cover), and let the words . . . inspire!
You can tear me apart, rip me to pieces, try breaking me down, but I'll never be beaten . . . because I, can't, be, defeated!!!
I've written about doubt before, lack of confidence in myself, as have many other aspiring writers. It's just a fact of life that we, at times are our own worst enemies.
There are days when I'm just ready to give up. Those days, thankfully, are far and few between. Still, every now and then it happens. Today (actually Monday, but with automated postings, this isn't going up until Friday) wasn't one of those days. I was (am) feeling pretty dang confident right now.
I'm also one of those people who believe that things happen for a reason - right place, right time, and all that jazz. So, does that mean I found this song for a reason? Does that mean that, maybe, somewhere out there, one of the many aspiring writers is feeling just a tinge of doubt? Heck if I know. I'm not psychic.
I just find this song very powerful, and a very fitting mantra to my life right now.
So . . . You can tear me apart, rip me to pieces, try breaking me down, but I'll never be beaten . . . because I, can't, be, defeated!!!
Defeated is off Anastacia's 2008 CD Heavy Rotation. Give her a listen. She's really great. One of her songs plays an integral part of the project I've been revising.
Oh, and here's the link (sorry, unable to embed the video here) of Left Outside Alone which plays an integral part in Margarita Nights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPF0hpaWD18