We are writers, we love to write.
Sounds like the beginning of a high school cheer, doesn't it.
We have our success stories and we have our sad stories.
Some of our success stories are each sentence and chapter we complete, each story we write that brings us compliments and each time our name appears in print.
Success comes slowly.
Contrary to popular belief, there are no over night successes. Each success has taken many nights of hard work.
This is one of the sad stories.
Just this morning my son and I were talking about getting paid for a job.
I said, "Everyone gets paid for their work," and then kinda added, "except for maybe a writer."
"Well, that's different," he said.
I couldn't believe this comment came from my son. But it seems that a lot of people have that mind set.
Until we get paid the compliment of getting compensated for our work, we must be happy with our little success stories.
We must keep on writing. We must keep on submitting. We must not get discouraged and quit, for there is a lot of hard work behind every "overnight" success story. We have a lot of stepping stones to cross on our journey to success.
One of my little stepping stones that I crossed recently.
I had an article published in our local paper.
If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you might see my byline.
By Janet F. Smart Guest Writer
Tell us about one of your stepping stones to success.
Posted by Janet F. Smart on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch
©Janet F. Smart