The Sorrows and Triumphs of Writing

Writing a book is never easy. It’s probably the hardest thing you will ever do in your life. You will lose much and you will suffer greatly.

There would be days you’d want to just throw your laptop away and scream, “To hell with it!”. There would be days you’d want to eat your own arm out of frustration. There would be days your friends and family would tell you that they’ve forgotten how you look because they haven’t seen you in a long time, because you spend every waking moment writing your book. And even when you are asleep, you dream of it.

In the dark of the night, you would hear faint, fearful whispers: “What if I’m not good enough?” or “What if no one would buy my book?”, or “What if I’m writing the wrong metaphors?” And then, because you are afraid of not being enough, you would turn on the lights and then you would turn back to writing your book. In fear, instead of love.

There a thousand different sorrows you will experience when you decide to write your book, yes, but there is that ONE powerful reason why you will continue, anyway.

Find that reason. Hold on to it. Grab on to it for dear life.

Because though there may be a thousand reasons to stop writing, that one reason you have to go on is more than enough.

Writing a book is never easy. But it’s so worth it when you finally hold your book in your hands.

So write. Write it in the best possible way. Write it in a way only you can.

I have had a thousand different reasons to stop writing Champions, but I held on if for no other reason than this:

I am a writer. Writers write. We read. We study how to write. We practice writing. We perfect our craft. Our writing is our gift to the world.

My name is Karren, and I have written Champions. My sorrow. My joy. My pain. My comfort. My defeat. My victory.


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Airah Antonioreply
December 6, 2014 at 11:37 pm

I needed this. Thank you Nanay!

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