. . . is can't wait to get up in the morning so you can . . .
I don't have the exact quotes for above, their from the 2009 remake of Fame. Toward the end of the movie, one character does a monologue about success. The main point: success isn't about accolades, but about joy/love of what you are doing.
I love writing.
Yeah, I want the whole publication thing.
I love writing.
I get stressed out thinking about querying, finding an agent, blah, blah, blah.
Success is about joy. It doesn't matter whether I'm published or not if . . . I don't have joy in what I do.
How about you? Do you have joy in what you do? Do you love what you do? Are you writing what you love or what you feel you need to write?
On a side note - I'll be in and out of the blogsphere a bit more sporadically over the course of the next few weeks, probably non-existent next week due to being out of town for a work conference. This past weekend I was glued to the television - no writing, no reading, only watching - as Mother Nature whomped the heck out of Middle and Western TN. The onslaught of heavy rain, unending, over and over and over again, was unreal. The aftermath - flooding beyond my comprehension - is unreal. We were lucky - no flooding or damage at our house. Some friends of ours had flooding and minor damage. Again, we were lucky, they were lucky, but others in TN not so much. Opryland Hotel - huge, huge, major hotel - was flooded and will be shut down for months. This is a major source of revenue for Nashville, TN. The football stadium, hockey arena, symphony hall, and many more businesses in downtown Nashville and outlying areas have been flooded. The economic devastation, not to mention the property loss, is unimaginable right now. We're on mandatory water conservation due to one treatment plant being flooded. So, my mind has obviously not been on blogging or writing. I can't begin to express how unreal this all still seems, especially as the aerial shots of the flooding are shown.
So, if you don't see me commenting as much, or posting as much, it's just because I haven't had the energy to devote to those things right now. I will be back, probably a bit later this week with something more in depth. Take care.