Encouragement:

While reading a blog today I came across something that encouraged me to keep with what I’m doing and so I asked her if I could use something from the post in one of mine. I was graciously granted permission. (From Blog: http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/)

The poster had a picture of a lovely purple orchid amid some white orchids it was the only one and stood out beautifully against the others. She had said that some time go she’d thought it was dead and was going to toss it into the trash.  Now here it was in all it’s lovely purple-ness, something quite lovely.  And to think that it had almost been tossed out.

Sooo many times as I’m writing I’ll get discouraged. The characters aren’t doing what I want, or they’re behaving badly. Yes I’ve lost control over my creations and realized the “good guy” was complete jackwagon while the “bad guy” was actually more likable and nicer… and I want to scrap them instead of working with them and giving them a chance.  Or a story line that seems like it isn’t going anywhere and I’ll send it to the old recycle bin.

Maybe with a little work they’ll become my purple orchid standing out against the other works.  I found encouragement in this, maybe you will too? If you’re working on something, whatever it is… don’t give up on it… give it a chance to blossom into something beautiful.  

 

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Published by: Kawanee Hamilton

Kawanee was born in Alexandria Louisiana but her first real memories are of Russellville Arkansas. She's always loved to read, and has always had an vivid imagination. She grew up in a house where almost everyone read, they didn't need a TV although she could still be found planted on her butt in front of her grandma's TV watching cartoons on Saturday mornings. She made up her first story with her mother when her cat died; it was about where pets go when they die. She continued to create stories from bad dreams she had and her dad would help her change nightmares to stories. They would sit up in a chair until the scary went away. He told her that: "Dreams, good or bad, are just stories your mind makes up. You are the author of your dreams; if you don't like them rewrite them. " She was hooked and has continued to read and write stories drawing from dreams, sights and just pure imagination. She just recently decided she'd like to try and get published and fail than wonder what if. Her story continues but where it goes from here is up to you, the Reader... She hopes you'll join her in finding out where her journey goes from here!

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