Most of my writing journey has been all about persistence.
For me, to persist has been in the face of challenges – the other demands of life, health difficulties, lack of confidence, you name it.
There are days which feel so unproductive. Weeks, even. Maybe months. On occasion, years.
To persist for me means that even when there are patches when dreams go stale, when no words come, when I attempt to battle my fear and lose – even then (the next day, week, month or year), I will still try again.
I may not be as prolific as many writers. I may have rather a lot of false starts. I may fritter away my moments because I’m unsure of the best way to use them.
But if only one hour in one week I ‘take up my pen’ once more – I am persisting. I’m not giving up. I can’t. Despite the pattern – or lack of pattern – my life sometimes takes, I persist.
I may take a little longer to get there. There’ll be days I hardly move at all. Sometimes I’ll grind my teeth at all the moments I’ve let slip by… and yet.
I can’t let go.
I must persist with this.
Some small part of me believes that in some small way it might be what I’m made for.
Or at least, it’s a way of finding out what makes me who I am.
A to Z posts – reflecting on my writing journey
A to Z theme reveal
A is for … acorns
B is for … bricks
C is for … change
D is for … dreams
E is for … empathy
F is for … forgetfulness
G is for … gifts
H is for … hiatus
I is for … imagination
J is for … jewels
K is for … knowledge
L is for … living
M is for … meaning
N is for … novels
O is for … observe