You Must Find Joy in the Work Itself

Thank you, Marie Ann Bailey, for sharing this timely essay. I figured some of you would find solace in parts of this. As someone easily overwhelmed (something I’ll talk about in a future post and what I’m doing about it), there are good reminders here: writing is not a race and perseverance makes all the difference.

A letter to beginning writers

-Phillip

0 thoughts on “You Must Find Joy in the Work Itself

  1. Was interesting. Thanks to Marie as well

    1. Glad you enjoyed the article John.

  2. Making time…so important. As far as comparisons, I do think in some instances it’s okay. I like to compare myself to my fellow writer friends who are writing machines and get published. It gives me that push I need at times. Thanks, Marie and Phillip!

    1. I agree, Jill. There are times were holding yourself up to another person’s achievements can stir up the blood! Thanks for reading!

  3. I like how you sum up that part of the essay: writing is not a race. Good thing to remember πŸ™‚

    1. Definitely. πŸ™‚ Thanks again, Marie.

  4. Good points to remember even for those of us who’ve been at it for a while. πŸ™‚

  5. Very good advice (particularly about the comparison thing). And I agree that even seasoned writers will get something out of it!

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