Forget the title, I'm in one of those goofy moods today. God help my wife.... This just might be one of those years.
Is there a better way to start out the new year than with a great quote? I can't think of one. Well, maybe having one of those lottery-ticket-stocking-stuffers come through, but I won't hold my breath.
For Christmas I received a new book - which I wished for based on the comments of a fellow blogger - and immediately found a simple, yet profound quote that is not only for aspiring writers, but for anyone.
The book is called ON WRITING, by Stephen King, and early on I stumbled upon a quote which rocked me to my very core. (Yes, a bit dramatic, I realize. Maybe it was the eggnog...) He wrote: "-optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure."
Wow. What a great quote. I've always tried to ooze optimism whenever I can - much to the annoyance of my wife. Now I hope that I may continue to do so with the new challenges and rejections that I'll most assuredly be receiving in my coming future.
I wish the same sort of optimism for you, dear reader, in this year of 2009!
My career thus far is analogous to climbing a ladder. I'm currently on the bottom rung. It's a really tall ladder. Nobody's holding it steady for me, so I've got to step lightly. But I can see the top, and the good thing is, I'm not afraid of heights.