Persistent was on my mind but it wasn’t quite the right word.
While writing this I decided to remind myself if I could still touch type. I type fast but often look at either what I write or the keyboard. Doing the a-z I only looked at what I typed first then closed my eyes and did it again. Initially when I closed my eyes I made some mistakes. Because I doubted myself but with perseverance I managed to confidently type abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz with my eyes closed. If you persevere you can do anything. It’s not always easy and you may need to sacrifice something.
If you’re reading this from your own AtoZ blog you know all about perseverance and you have it in bucket loads. If you’re a fellow writer, which of your characters are persevering at the moment?
In my life I’ve persevered at many things and mastered them to a degree and yet there are still others I could do with putting more effort in. Relationships mainly that I’ve given up on or even persevered too much when I should have backed off. Persevering with p, I’ve decided this post is positively persistent.
I will continue to feel positively persistent with my work, my writing, painting and friendships. I cannot, at this moment in time, promise that I will persevere in love relationships.. I feel that the universe might have given up on me in that part of my life..
Show don’t tell.
Lynne persevered in editing her novels.
After writing for years, here she was signing her latest novel with the queue heading out of the door.
Keeping the dream alive.
Lynne’s AtoZ blogging challenge theme in case you couldn’t tell:
Linked to thoughts of emotions and behaviours, my theme is ‘I feel….’. Writers among you will be familiar with the phrase show don’t tell, for others it’s what every novelist tries to do. Authors want to show you the emotion and behaviour without telling you it. Trying to practice showing not telling, I have included an example in each post. I may have got it right, I may not have. Please let me know.
Here’s who else is doing the AtoZblogging challenge.
Perfectly perceptive post 😉
Thanks Ruth. I do try! And need to try harder with editing after April so we can meet and critique!
I think every writer needs perseverance or they just won’t make it in today’s market place. It’s a busy old world out there. It’s hard sometimes though. I’m glad of the online connections I have 🙂
Where would we be without our online connections! Thanks for popping by and commenting Rebecca.
Hope Lynne signs many many books, and sells milions more than she signs.
Me too! Thanks! For that to happen she’d better finish writing and sketching her AtoZ’s and get back to the editing!
Interesting experiment – well done!
pleasant, positive post!
i talked about perseverance today – same thing
i love the visual image of your words and the cartoon to go with it =)
happy p day!
Only just found out I’m a caricaturist. You’re saying I’m a cartoonist too?
Hello Lynne. You can be a caricaturist and a cartoonist too. As one artist to another … did you know by the way that ‘cartoons’ were what artists called the early sketches of their paintings? If for example you found a couple of prior quick sketches of the Mona Lisa, they would have been referred to as ‘cartoons’ by Leonardo. Using the term ‘cartoon’ for things like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and so forth is a relatively modern adaptation. Anyway, I digress.
Yet another good cartoon and example from you.
Which of my characters are persevering at the moment? Dan, the main protagonist has just found out that he is being followed by a hit-man.
On your ‘love relationships’ may I be so bold as to suggest, don’t persevere. Don’t make any extra effort, and let life come to you. You heard that here first. lol
Thanks for the comments and advice. Never knew that about the word cartoon. Will see what life comes by.
Love the challenge of touch typing the alphabet, couldn’t do it! Persevering though, great theme.
I remember the fffjjjfffjjjfgfjhj repetitive exercises when learning to touch type and am glad I’ve not forgotten everything.
Glad you like my theme.
I have a character trying to milk a cow with no former experience. She is going to have to persevere or find herself kicked. I think you are giving some great examples in your blog. Thank you
Thanks Cecilia. It’s good to give others food for thought and a little help along the way.
Keep Pushing… it always Pays off! 🙂
Random Musings from the KristenHead — P is for ‘Person of Interest’ (and Podcasts… and ‘Psych’)
For now I’m doing an Open University writing course but already it’s got me desperate to get back to editing.