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Friday, January 18, 2013

From the Archives...


Felt like posting today, but wasn't sure what I wanted to post about, so I looked into my draft archive (over 300 ideas just waiting to be plucked!) and chose this one JUST because I saved it into the archives exactly one year ago today.  So, let's see what I was thinking about a year ago, shall we?

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Writers remind me of athletes.  

If you watch any sports at all, you'll know that there are some players that stand out -- and always have. Some of them were blessed with crazy talent, others have worked their tails off to hone their skills and still others aren't especially talented, but were lucky enough to find a fantastic coach who knew just how to make the most of the talent they did have.  

Still, even for the talented hot shots in college, the leap to the pros is a big one, and nothing is guaranteed.  Some won't make it.  A LOT of them won't make, but they love the sport so they'll play with their buddies or coach kids and will be satisfied.

Same goes for writers.  Some always stand out from the crowd, it's almost effortless for them.  Others rub the letters off their keyboards working to get there. Some are lucky enough to find the write critique partners and editors who help them shine. Some of them will never "make it" but they keep writing because it's in their blood and it's what they do.

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Well, how about that?  Rather deep thoughts to have marinated for 365 days.

Have a great weekend all!

2 comments:

DL Hammons said...

Very appropriate! That leap to the next level you refer...the shame is that so many writers never get a running start before attempting it. :)

Have a great weekend!

PS. I'm glad you survived being nice to the JAW (Jerk At Work)!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you finally posted it!
I'm one who found the right coach and is happy in his little position on the team.