Saturday, January 13, 2007


Everyone has dedication to some thing in one form or another. For me, dedication means to carry through with my goals and dreams until they become a reality. My main goal is to write, second is to have a large press publish more than one of my novels. In other words, I want to succeed with my writing. Of course, when I first started, I did so not with the thought to become published. I assumed that was impossible for me. After all, the published authors were special.

Well, guess what? I’m special too. I may not write like other authors but that doesn’t make my work lesser than theirs, just different. What makes me special is the fact that I have persevered. I move forward. I no longer whisper that I am a writer. I tell everyone that will listen. I submit, receive rejections, and submit again, and I learn everything I can about my craft. Day after day, I practice to make my writing better. This is dedication.

To succeed, I have to set goals, stay focused on them and never give up on my abilities. That’s what being dedicated is all about.


1 comment:

Cheryl said...

You are so right Judy. Determination and perseverance are necessary in this trade. Without them, we writers would take rejections to heart and never submit another thing.

Thanks for reminding each of us how special we are.