First off, Happy Valentine's Day. May it be filled with chocolate and love.
Today I'm in a LOVEY mood so I'm going to lay on you something that inspired me.
This last weekend I attended LTUE, a symposium for writers, held at Utah Valley University. The keynote speaker was James A. Owen, an American comic book writer, illustrator, and author. He was brilliant and I absolutely LOVED all that he shared. He spoke about his struggles in life and career, sharing stories that put my small trials to shameful silence. I sat in awe as this man spoke. He was insightful and truly inspiring.
I've found that writing can be a war, complete with battles that leave me feeling tattered and deficient. But hearing James speak about the process of achieving goals made me remember that anything is possible and anything can be attainable.
I walked away from James's lecture with a little more armor to wear during those writing battles. Here's my two favorite pieces of inspiration armor:
- "If you really, really want to do something, no one can stop you. If you really don’t want to do something then no one can help you.
- "Never sacrifice what you want the most for what you want the most at that moment."
Thanks James for the word up! You've inspired me to keep on writing.
Have you had ups and downs on your road to success?
How do you fight those battles?