Doubt, Fear, False Alarms & “Giving Birth” To Our Dreams

I found this post from Kristen Lamb to be very inspiring and helpful for writers, but also for anyone who knows and supports a writer.

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If you’re a writer, then you have a dream. You also have a lot of work ahead. I heard an interesting quote this morning from Joyce Meyers. There are dreamers who don’t work and workers who don’t dream. That hit home for me.

After having been around the block a few times, I can say I’ve met both types of writers. Some writers have all these ideas and generally a stack of unfinished work to show for it. They aren’t willing to dig in when it gets hard, when the “fair-weather friends” fall away. On the other side, we have those who write, but are afraid to dream. They’re terrified to dare ask if they could be great.

To be successful we must learn to dream and to be finishers.Starting is easy. There are a lot of people to cheer us on, but watch what happens when the…

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4 responses to “Doubt, Fear, False Alarms & “Giving Birth” To Our Dreams

  1. Thank you so much Donna for reblogging this wonderfully inspiring post by Kristen Lamb. I have just read it and commented on it and I am going to link back to her post when I do my next one which, purely coincidentally, is about having ‘the dream’.
    I also wanted to thank you again for all your encouragement and support of my writing. I can’t say enough what this means to me.
    I hope you have a lovely day 🙂

    • Thank you Sherri for visiting my blog. I’m glad you liked Kristen’s post. I really love reading her blog. She funny, yet she’s serious when it comes to helping writers succeed. I bought her first two books and they are what encouraged me to spread out and join social media and start this blog. Her third book just came out in print and I received it yesterday in the mail. Can’t wait to read it.

  2. This was a great post, DJM. Those blind publishers failed to recognize the genius in my first novel. Their loss, the reading public’s gain. It now lays hidden in the back of my file cabinet. If it ever sees the light of day again it will be reminiscent of ‘The Book of the Dead’, unleashing a plague on all readers.
    Now I’m taking one step at a time, posting the components of each chapter within my blog. And a big appreciative thank you for following it.

    • Thank you for visiting my blog. Sorry to hear of the death of your first book, but sometimes we have to put it aside and start something new. I try to encourage writers at all levels. I don’t think most of us ever stop having times of doubt and asking ourselves, “Why am I doing this?” I hope you have found, as I have, that most authors want to help others succeed.

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