When the Wind Goes Out of Your Sails


Flying birdsFind a new jump off place. Launching from the same spot and crashing ‘is no even working,’ to quote from my then 3-year-old grandson, Colin. Fresh wind will give you lift and the perspective to explore new ground. Inspiration can come from the most unlikely places. If you never deter from the path, you don’t know what wonders may be hidden in the trees. Hold fast to your faith. If you don’t have any, reach deep inside and find some. You’re gonna need every last bit.

misty trees (2)An author once told me I’d need a second and third skin to be a writer. I was still working on the first one. I’m tougher now, but that doesn’t mean the barbs don’t hurt. Just less. Every venture in life is a challenge. Some more than others. Writing has to rank way up there. I write because it’s what I do, and put my heart into each story. The labor required to craft these creations is indescribable. The gratification must come from the journey, though. Nothing else is a given. Readers may or may not appreciate my efforts. Ultimately, I must write for myself, and I’m exploring new ground. The path’s a little hazy, but I’ll find my way.

Bird, Flying, Crow, Raven, Sky, Sun“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
~ Maya Angelou

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” ~Jean de la Bruyere

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” ~William Shakespeare

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” ~Vince Lombardi

6 responses to “When the Wind Goes Out of Your Sails

  1. Beth I hope you have a wonderful New Year.
    Sue B

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  2. Great blog, and I appreciate your writing ,Beth.. Your talent shines out of the page.
    Mary Landry

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  3. A thoughtful and truthful post Beth. I have a good idea of how much work you put into all your books, and I must say, from the readers stand point, it’s all worth it. From your stand point, I know it is a labor of love! Wishing you a Happy and prosperous New Year, full of wonderful new dreams that all come true! Love you!

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