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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Zen 101

Okay guys, I'm about to go all Zen on you.

The last few weeks in Writing-Land have been a roller coaster ride, one filled with loop-de-loops and stomach curdling drops. I'm not a huge fan of roller coasters- I prefer the Ferris Wheel to the Zipper.

Like a little sign, my daughter was playing with a box and found some old Zen cards I'd forgotten about. After college I had a job I hated and would carry some of the cards in my pocket to remind me to find peace and happiness in every situation.

I need those reminders right now.

Understand that the journey is as important as the destination. Enjoy every moment, and live fully.

We all want to be published, but right now I need to appreciate the growth I've made as a writer over the last year, month, week, and even day. I've completed a novel, am about to finish another, and am currently foxholed in the query trenches. It's a struggle to remember the journey as the most important thing, but that's my new mantra.

What about you? What do you struggle with as a writer? I've got a whole smorgasbord of Zen sayings so if you tell me, I'm pretty sure I can help sprinkle us with a little peace next week. And maybe even the following week.

Have a lovely weekend!