Hey everyone. I know I’m a little late, but I got kind of wrapped up this morning. I hope everyone is continuing to be safe and healthy.
So, I wanted to talk about something that I believe is important to writers. Failure. Complete and total failure. I suppose this doesn’t just apply to writers, but to anyone that is in a position of being judged.
Most people fear failure. They hate the thought of pouring so much into a project and then coming up short. That fear is what puts them further from their goal, with a mentality that is seemingly saying its better to save your energy than waste your time.
I had to embrace my failure to realize my goals. A Memory in the Dark wasn’t my first attempt at writing a novel. Hell, it wasn’t even my fifth. But failing before made me understand what didn’t work. I don’t fear failure. I hate it. I never want to feel it again, and that’s why I put everything I can into my work to make it right. I guess you could say failure and I have a symbiotic relationship with one another. That hate of failing is what drives me, but the acceptance that it could happen is what keeps me balanced.
Anyway, I suppose that’s enough rambling for one day. I hope you all continue to stay safe and healthy. Have a great rest of the day, and I’ll see you next week.