by Anne Mohr
Imagine having the kind of power within to ward off any bad thing that comes your way, or conversely, the ability to disperse warmth and light that allows life to flourish in your own galaxy. Whether we know it or not, this strength is within our capacity. And, as writers, we should draw on it to help create our stories and get them published.
While we can work out every detail and try to plan for every eventuality, the truth is that there are no guarantees. You can write the best story making certain that it is as close to perfect as a story can be, submit it to the editor that is absolutely looking for the type of story you wrote, maybe even asked you to send it to her, and still get a rejection.
Just like when writing, we have command of the worlds we create in our stories, we absolutely have the ability to control how we react to what is going on around us. Be it passion, money, fame, all of these things or just some, whatever motivates us to write, we have to be dogged in the pursuit of perfecting not only our work but our reactions to how that work is received. By making ourselves impervious to the things that may hinder our ability to write, we can focus on what is in each of us that compels us to continue writing. It is not arrogance when we take control and decide that nothing bad will stop us. It is a conscious effort to keep moving forward regardless.♥