Open Door

“Effort doesn’t fully release its reward until a person refuses to quit.”
Napoleon Hill

Just recently, I decided to put the agent search for my YA novel on hold while I make changes based on feedback I’ve received. At first I wasn’t sure how to proceed, but I decided to just be comfortable with the confusion I was feeling. Actually, this was liberating: because I didn’t know what to do and accepted it, I was open to doing just about anything that made sense. Giving myself that open door was a gift — and the universe rewarded me for it.

First, it led me to attend a workshop that gave me a new way of thinking about my story — a fresh approach that gave me valuable insight into changes that I needed to make. And second, a friend led me to a wonderful book called The Way to Write for Children by Joan Aiken, that is inspiring me to dig deeper into my characters and to create a story that will not only entertain but nourish my readers.

All of this has energized me and given me a new sense of purpose. And it all began with confusion. So often, we are afraid of confusion: of feeling uncertain or bewildered about what to do next. But sometimes being off balance allows us to open the door to a whole new way of seeing what we are writing about. So let’s see confusion not as an enemy, but as a friend — as the first step to opening ourselves to the new ideas and insights we need. Write on!

About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply