Wednesday, February 8, 2012

EAT THAT HUMBLE PIE

Sometimes were are beyond the power to control certain things in our life. Of course, when we overcome and conquer that obstacle, we do our happy dance and we end up smiling the whole day long, which is always a good things. But, what is not required, is for you to start thinking that you can part the sea's and bring the dead back to life.

I have heard a few of my beta readers mention that they absolutely enjoyed my book. Of course that made me smile, but I knew that there had to be a few things that they did not like and I was ready for a reality check. That is what life and writing should be like. Never once, did I start acting as if I am already a published writer. I know I still have a long way to go.

I always think that no matter what we do, no matter how big or small our achievements might be, we should always stay humble. It is ok to enjoy your successes in life, but every now and then, even Karma lets you eat a piece of humble pie when you get out of line.

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  1. Yes, Karma certainly does do that. I try to keep my ego in check and I think most of the time I manage it. Well, maybe just some of the time. All right, maybe just that one time...

    =)

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  2. Humble pie - isn't that called the rejection letter?

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  3. M.J. - Hahahahaha! Very true.

    Ryshia - It is definitely part of it. But at least we get rejection letters. The no response ones are the toughest.

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  4. That's wonderful that you are at the point of having beta readers give you feedback. You should take the compliments. :)

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  5. Ryshia - - that's exactly right! *sigh*

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  6. Enjoy your successes... do the happy dance on the table top... sounds to me like you are humble, realistic & grounded enough not to let it go to your head.
    Well done on your achievements!

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  7. Enjoy your successes... do the happy dance on the table top... sounds to me like you are humble, realistic & grounded enough not to let it go to your head.
    Well done on your achievements!

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  8. I think you're absolutely right. Writers simply do not have a career without other people (editors, agents, publishers, not to mention readers) so getting as many people on our side by being humble and supportive and kind is a win for both sides.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  9. Tonja - Thank you.

    Margo - Thank you for stopping over.

    Mish - Thank you so much.

    Sarah - Very well said, thank you.

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