Sunday, May 22, 2011

Overcoming Hurdles

This evening, my fiance (The Irish Charmer)
and I were watching the movie My Big Fat Greek
Wedding. In one touching scene, the main character,
Toula, is discussing the future with her brother.
He says, "Don't let your past dictate who you are,
but let it be part of who you will become."

Since that quote hit both of us,
I decided to pass it along. The brother claims it
came from Dear Abby. I don't know if that is true,
but it sounded like something she might have said.

As writers, this quote could tell you to let the pass
go. If you received rejections or harsh criticism
from contest judges or critique partners, learn
from it and let it go. Don't let negativity keep you
from writing and submitting. It could also mean
to let your childhood or past relationships go.
If someone was cruel to you or you loved them and
they still left you, let it go. You took with those
experiences emotions that will help you as a writer,
but don't let them trap you in the past
and keep you from writing.

Each day you wake up, decide what your goal is
and work to accomplish the baby steps that will
help you achieve that goal. You are the only
one keeping you back.

Until next week,
happy writing!
Tina LaVon

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