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Writing as an Olympic Event

February 23, 2010

It was timely that the San Francisco Writer’s Conference coincided with the Olympic games.   Sorting, absorbing, and managing  all of the information that swirled through every hour of the conference has been a herculean task.  As I went through this week since the SFWC, continued my journey as a writer with a better vision, the stories of the Olympians fed my sense of determination.  Their ability to fight through obstacles, both physical and mental fueled my own fight to work through fear, hesitation, insecurity and the biggest of all, to keep going in the face of rejection.

  With each success story of a roadblock overcome, the collective hard work of the games themselves could be felt all the way from Canada.  It was that way at the conference as well.  All of us writers, working hard, understanding each other’s daily production, maybe even seeing one another as potential competitors, and all the while giving encouragement, lending an ear, and earning a part of this great big picture by hard work and perseverance.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Gena permalink
    February 24, 2010 5:38 am

    I am so proud of everything you are doing. Keep it going mama, you are going to be great!

  2. Marvin Tennefoss permalink
    February 25, 2010 3:14 am

    Enjoying your writing style as well as your picture including the Idaho scenery! … Marvin

  3. April 9, 2010 11:52 pm

    The Olympics is a good metaphor for writing. Of course, the event that comes closest to what it takes to write and promote a book and build a career is the marathon. It takes a lot of T&D (training and dedication.)But you’ve got what it takes. Onward!

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