What a great month with the Spring Cleaning Challenge!
I’ve edited half my story so far and while there are major plot points I need to redo and minor character enhancement, overall my story doesn’t blow chunks as I previously believed.
This month taught me so much more than I’d planned.
I learned that the skinny, beautiful perfectionist trapped inside my current frame doesn’t know half as much as she likes to believe. I learned laughter really is the best medicine and mixed with wine can do wonders.
No seriously. I learned I’m not perfect and while it’s hard to let go-it’s okay-I won’t die of embarrassment, anger or shame. I learned I can grow as long as I give myself the right to make mistakes, and then promptly forgive myself, on the way of enhancing my skills.
I learned nothing is quite as awful as you first judge. I learned I’m my biggest critic, but also my biggest fan. I learned editing doesn’t have to be equivalent to poking my eye out with a fork anymore then walking two miles a day does. I learned if you want results you have to be willing to do the work. HARD WORK! (Perhaps outlines are on my horizon after all.)
But most of all, I learned the journey doesn’t have to be full of solitary pain, angst and avoidance.
Sharing my work here on HerStoryCalls with some great friends has been an extremely humbly and wonderful experience. Freeing. So thank you!
I hope you find/share the same enjoyment and pleasure in writing as I. May your words flow like meandering streams and your love hold with constant passion.
Seize your pen and write!
Sláinte my friends, you deserve it!