Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Zen 101- Destiny
You can look... and you will find it.
You can not look... and you will find it.
That which is yours will surely come to you.
It just might take a really flipping long time.
I love this quote because it reminds me of finding my husband. Neither he or I were looking for a relationship when we stumbled across each other as tour directors on a bus in Alaska. He was carrying a book so I thought he must be smart. And then I found out that even though he wore really goofy shoes, he was also cute and funny. Things just worked out the way they were supposed to.
I'm now applying this attitude to being published. I had it in my head that if I worked hard enough- if I revised enough and sent out enough query letters- I would automatically land my dream agent and get published. Don't get me wrong- I still think Edison was onto something when he talked about 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.
But I think that 1% inspiration might be better named as luck or destiny.
So wherever you are in this process, keep plugging away. Write that extra page today, do the extra journaling, start that next revision, and send another query letter.
But know that what's meant to happen will happen. But only when it's ready.
And yes, it might take a long time. A really, really, really long time.
But it will happen.