Wednesday, July 8, 2015

As I said last week, I'm struggling with the Summer Break Blues. So, I thought I'd share a little something that inspires me to press on when the going gets tough. I hope it inspires you, too.

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

Did anyone tell you how hard it is for beginners? How do you press on with the going gets tough? Do you just get going?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That makes sense. Our good taste tells us we are not creating what we envisioned. And it will take a lot of work and practice to get to that point.

Blogoratti said...

Great and interesting thoughts indeed.

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

Loved that video. Brief but definitely makes sense. I tend to put things aside - my writing - and pick it back up later.. I need to press on.

Liz A. said...

Beginning is hard. Probably the hardest thing.

cleemckenzie said...

The beginning can be quite a challenge, but it's always so hopeful for me. I love beginning a new project or anything new actually. Sometimes I need a kick in the pants to get me started, however.

Crystal Collier said...

I think beginners start with the greatest advantage: naivete. Without that, half the world would still be revving their engines, too terrified to take off. =)

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Agreed, Alex. Somehow we thing it's all going to be fun and games, like reading the book or watching the movie. But it isn't, it's HARD work.

Thanks, Blogoratti.

Me, too, Mimi. Me, too.

Liz, starting over is hard, but staring a new beginning (at times) can be fun.

C.Lee, beginnings are wonderful aren't they? It's those dreaded middles... ugh!

Crystal, I LOVE that. I look back at some of my old drafts and wonder where that writer went. She wasn't very good, but boy was she enthusiastic!

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