Wednesday, April 4, 2012

IT HAPPENS TO US ALL

As writers and human beings, it is only natural that we will suffer disappointments, setbacks and failure. It happens to everyone at some point in their life. But, having said that, I find that even though bad things happen, you have to go on with your life. Don't get me wrong. I believe in grovelling and sulking, but for 1-2 days maximum. Then it is time to grow up and put all those feelings of despair behind you and go on with your life.

When I recently lost my freelancing job, I cried, I sulked and ate all kinds of junk food, but a few days later, I started querying my manuscript again. Because in reality, I only took on freelancing to get more experience as a professional writer.

So no matter what you are going through, you cannot let bad experiences and incidents allow you to derail your life.

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23 comments :

  1. It's wonderful to hear you're back on track. (We all deserve some sulking days.) Have you started something new while you're querying (not telling you what to do, just wondering).

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  2. Set-backs are there so we can reassess. Back to querying is a great step.

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  3. Tonja - Thank you Tonja. I am still looking for something new, but I am sure I can find something.

    Annalisa - Thank you.

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  4. Good for you, Murees! The power of positive thinking!
    Heather

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  5. When some things don't work out, we have the chance for something new. A friend of mine posted some links for freelance jobs online, if you want to look at it.

    http://living-listening-loving.blogspot.com/2012/04/where-to-look-for-freelance-writing.html

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  6. Heather - Thank you.

    Mary - Thank you so much. It is very kind of you.

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  7. Glad your junk food binge didn't last too long! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and offering your kind words and support!
    -MJ http://creativelyspiltink.blogspot.com/

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  8. Glad your junk food binge didn't last too long! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and offering your kind words and support!
    -MJ http://creativelyspiltink.blogspot.com/

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  9. You are so welcome. I am more than happy to give support to individuals who need them. Kind words from fellow bloggers are what really gets me through tough times.

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  10. Positive thinking is the only thing that can propel us forward sometimes. Good luck to you!

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  11. Thanks for popping in the other day!
    And keep your chin up - something will come along, when you least expect it to...

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  12. Liz - Thank you.

    Michelle - Thank you and it was my pleasure.

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  13. Thanks for dropping in. Paramount advice. Often a good nights sleep makes the world look rosier. Happy you settled in and let your sorrow go.

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  14. Manzanita - Thank you. You are so welcome.

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  15. Yeah, life itself is filled with ups and downs and hardships. choosing life as a writer is filled double those things:)

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  16. However, we should reserve the right to have a hissy-fit for at least fifteen minutes. :D

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  17. Creepy Query Girl - I definitely agree with you. Thank you for stopping by.

    Patricia - Definitely! Thank you so much for coming over.

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  18. Great advice--and kudos to you for picking yourself up and continuing on!

    Good luck with your querying. :)

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  19. It's funny when we're down we turn to junk food... and often that makes us feel worse!
    Great post.

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  20. The Golden Eagle - Thank you so much and best of luck with A-Z as well.

    Lynda - Thank you and your words are very true. After all, then I have to worry about shaking off all the weight again.

    Sarah - Thank you and you are more than welcome to do so. I think there will be quite a few people that would be happy to meet you.

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  21. Very encouraging! Your attitude is an inspiration! I'm really hoping you begin to experience some positive things in your life!

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  22. Brianna - Thank you so much. I really hope so too. But either way, I am hanging in there.

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