This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Decide. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:
Every writer has been where I am now. I’m sitting on a unique see-saw somewhere between hopeful and hopeless. Each day I totter between both places as I think about the story I have written. On occasion, I wake up dreaming about what it would be like to actually release a book. Other days I struggle with the thoughts of whether or not I wasted two years of my life writing a story that no one will ever read. However, it is a daily decision to persevere.
Every time I put pen to paper or open my computer I am claiming that I still believe in my dream. When someone asks about the book I respond, and that also helps motivate me toward the goal.
Some days it seems like a waste of time.
Some days it seems like the end is never going to come.
But the process has taught me far too much to turn back now.
If nothing else, in making the decision to see this project through I will be a far better writer, editor, and reader. I will have learned diligence and practiced discipline. I will have followed through on the hardest task I’ve set my mind to.
So when every part of my mind is telling me to just let it go, or laughing at the silly pipe dreams I’ve drawn up for myself, I will decide to continue. Stay the course. Persevere.
There is more to writing than just getting a book deal. Writing is about growth and deciding to take on the Mt. Everest-sized challenge.
The Ameri Brit Mom
*Side note: Edits Round 2 are just about finished. Check back next week for updates on my book!!