When Life Hands You Lemons…

Throw them back. HARD.

Can I be honest? I mean, really drop-my-guard-and-tell-it-like-it-is honest?

2015 ended on a sour note, and 2016 hasn’t been very bright so far. I don’t want to get into specifics. I’m discouraged. And when you’re discouraged, you might say something you’ll later regret.

That being said…

This writing and publishing business/game? It’s hard. I mean, really, really hard. You get to hear no a LOT, seldom (if ever) with any reason as to why. Sometimes a yes turns into a no. Sometimes the words seem to run dry. Other times, there is only silence.

The good news? I’m stronger than I thought I was. And with each plot twist in this journey, I find I can bear even more than the previous twist of the knife.

That doesn’t mean I don’t lie awake some nights, wondering what the heck I’m doing with my life. It doesn’t mean I don’t cry over spilled ink. No. The point is this: even though we groan under our loads, we shove back. We may quit for a moment, but when that moment is over, we’re back on the bike.

You can do this, friend. I can do this. One blasted difficult step at a time.

Keep your pen on the page,

Author: bethovermyer

Beth Overmyer wears several hats, all belonging to different writers. From fantastical kidlit to everyday popular fiction, Beth pens her work with gusto. In 2008, her screenplay The Method won best comedy at Gotham Screen’s contest, and in 2012, her MG book In a Pickle came out from MuseItUp Publishing.

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