slant // #hopewriterlife
day 11 // slant ✨
Writing is all about how we see.
The world around us.
I could have let these flowers stay outside & enjoyed them in their natural state.(Peonies! In June!)
But instead, I cut them off last Saturday to bring the beauty inside, so I could enjoy them every time I walked past my dining room table, which is a lot.
They probably would have lasted much longer on their stalks, but this week they brought me smiles.
Because every time I walked by, I stopped to smell them. Something I would have missed out on had I left them outside.
Writing is similar.
I could easily tell myself that I don’t need to keep working on my current manuscript because there are already too many middle grade fantasies out there.
Or I could not even begin to write the middle grade mystery on my heart because there are already some fabulous authors in that genre.
But these two novels are *my* stories.
My own slant on the genres.
My own slant on the world.
So I’ll keep revising & I’ll keep writing even if there are days that it feel futile.
Because someone out there needs my stories just as much as I need to write them.