We all get discouraged from time to time. And let me tell you, I’m in a slump.
Even if on our blogs we put on a “brave face”, you never know what someone is feeling. I don’t think it’s just being a writer either. I’m sure people in all different professions feel it.
Tina Lee encouraged me in the comments on Wednesday’s post. I didn’t say or do anything to prompt it. But, it came at the right time for me. Yes, I’m on the roller coaster ride and I’ve been stuck between hills for like two weeks. It has nothing to do with anything that has happened in my life. It has nothing to do with rejections or harsh critiques or the fact that ski boots, iceskates, snowboots, snowpants, drying coats, and ski helmets clutter my dining room – okay it may have something to do with that. As a human being, I can’t remain at the top of the hill of feeling hopeful and encouraged all the time. I know that. But it doesn’t change the fact that I feel discouraged.
And honestly, I feel like all my blog posts have been dripping with discouragement. That somehow, through my drab word choice, it was obvious. Or worse, that my thoughts have just been boring. So, Tina’s words were…encouraging.
So, don’t be afraid to tell someone you like their blog posts just because on the outside they seem to be fine and happy with 5,000 followers or only 3 followers. As writers, we know the power of words. And words of affirmation will always encourage.
So go out and encourage someone today!
And, if you want to know more about me and my writing life, click on over to Edited to Within an Inch of My Life and read my interview. And if you haven’t already, look through Heather’s posts to find some encouragement and to encourage!
(And holy cow, I’m getting good. I inserted three links! For me, that’s a record. If you read through my posts, I have a definite link deficiency. But I’m getting there.)