Never Give Up on Your Dreams

One of my favorite quotes goes like this: “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

Ambrose Redmon wrote that.

Fear is an impulse, or like the tattoo on my arm states, “Fear is the mind killer.” Frank Herbert wrote that.

What does fear have to do with anything? Well, it has a lot to do with how I became a writer.

It happened on a cold, winter night, much like the one I’m seeing right now out my window. Me and my mother were taking the tram home after having visited our grandfather. And it just came to me. Not kidding, it did. An idea for a story.

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  1. Dr Seuss first book was rejected by 27 publishers before it was accepted ,now its loved by millions.
    From my own experiences and observations I’ve come to realize that just as there are many people out there that thrive on trying to bring others down,they’re filled with envy and small mindedness. You just do what you do anyway.

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  2. I can relate!! I posted some short stories on Reddit and here on WordPress. I entered a few writing contests and didn’t win. I got discouraged for a little while, but to not write feels like the equivalent of holding my breath and trying to quit breathing. So I went back to it. I didn’t hit the goal for NaNoWriMo last month, but I did get a lot farther on my story in one month than I had in the previous year. Now I know I can do it.

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  3. Great post! I feel like fear of failure has held me back in so many areas of my life. I love to read and write but have yet to take writing seriously. I guess I’m scared of putting a lot of effort into something and then not getting the response I want, but like you said I shouldn’t think like that. I should write just for the sake of writing.

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  4. What a wonderful blog to read as I begin my New Year of seeing just how far I can go with all the writing I’ve done over the years. I love the quotes. I loved the whole blog! Thanks for writing it.

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