Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B is for: Being Me About it All

Are you ever consumed with paralyzing angst while trying to fit someone else's expectations of you and what you do?

A good friend reminded me yesterday of the many components of being Maggie: writer, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, psychic, singer, sister, cousin... you get the picture. One might see these each as a job description of sorts. Am I measuring up? Let's look at my writer self.

I so want to write books readers will love. A dream I'm willing to work hard to make come true, although I admit to falling into the pit of dark discouraged despair from time to time. All I can do is keep learning my craft and writing the best I'm able and, without hesitation, continue throwing my work out into the world.

Will my novels meet the expectations of those who decide what good writing should be? I don't know the answer to that. I only know that I'm a writer and I will continue to write. But, as in everything else I do and am, I'll be Maggie about it all.






6 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've got a great attitude about your writing. For most, it is a long journey, but if we keep working hard, like you said, we'll make it there someday.

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  2. Really liked this post! Being oneself is key to success, even in writing.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. We must be ourselves or it's all a lie.
      You have a beautiful blog there, Expat:)

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  3. Lovely words. :)
    That's really all we can be, no matter what-- our glorious selves...

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  4. may all ur wishes come true..god bless

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