- Continually trying to answer the question...can a man of few words write a successful novel?
I'm a Mystery/Thriller/Suspense writer from small town USA who struggles everyday to balance my passion for prose against the need to be a full-time bread winner. Finding ways to devote more time to my writing is the challenge, but for now all I can do is follow this tug at my heart to wherever it leads. I'm here primarily to soak up all the knowledge I can from the writing-centric blogosphere, but I'll do my best to contribute by thinking of new and innovative ways to churn the writing pot.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Olympic Blog Relay
Nicole over at Write Me A World has been coordinating this amazing way to harness our inspiration and motivation towards the Olympics and although I am fan. it's actually my wife who is glued to the TV for every segment she can find.
What I think about during the two weeks the Olympics are being held, what we hear in interview after interview or spotlight segments during the coverage, is the amount of preparation and hard work all of these athletes put themselves through, all for the chance of representing their country and grabbing one of those elusive medals. It doesn't matter what the event is, Summer or Winter, they all lay it on the line and sacrifice so much for their shot.
As writers we take part in our own type of training camps, working hard and forgoing the little things, all for that chance to sign on the dotted and grab our own version of a medal. What's important to remember and a lesson taught to us by the Olympics, is that although only one person gets to stand atop of that podium, everyone who takes part is a world class athlete and on any given day their chance may come.
Thank you Nicole for hosting this for us!
Posted by DL Hammons at 6:00 AM