I'm part of the Olympic Blog Relay set up by Nicole at Write me a World. What a fun idea, right? The goal is to be helpful and inspiring to writers and relate it to the Olympics, because lets face it... Olympic Fever is highly contagious!
I want to share a little something I learned from Kevin J. Anderson at the LDS Storymakers Conference this year.
"Nobody publishes an unfinished book."
I know! Surprise - surprise! We all know this, but I never really thought about it much until the words came out of his mouth. It doesn't matter if you only have 1000 words left to write - if you don't finish it, it's not going to get published.
Do you think that the amazing Olympic athletes we get to watch compete would be where they're at if they didn't finish the job? Would they be where they're at if they tried every sport half-way?
Of course not! They find their dream and they work and train and practice until they've mastered it!
If your dream is to see your amazing story, neatly bound, printed, adorning bookshelves at the store or even better - fitting nicely in a pair of readers hands as they eat up every word... then FINISH IT! Cross that finish line! Then keep practicing. Clean it! Polish it! And keep writing. That dream will come true!
I'm going to quickly share this video because I know that the road to reaching our dreams isn't always easy and this is one of the most amazing and inspirational clips EVER!
Sometimes there are bumps in the road. Maybe it's a bad review, or maybe we're lacking confidence. What matters is that we keep going. That we keep fighting and we finish the race. And it's okay to use the love and support of others along the way! I know many of you have lifted me when I needed it and I love you for it! Thank you!
What or who inspires you? Who's your support team?
Also - I promise to do better blogging today. I've been writing like crazy, while trying to get a job, and planning a birthday party for my daughter this weekend. Chaos!