Writers, like everyone, have disappointment; we don't get a publishing contract, shipments of books are delayed, illustrators are slow getting their work done on time...there's a lot that can go wrong when you write. Writing, as in life, is a series of ups and downs. But, I've found, that it's not so much the disappoints that we should judge our success by, but how we learn to deal with things that don't go our way. Can we look at these problems as "gifts"..things that will help us grow and be better at what we do...or will we view them as failures, taking on the "whoa is me" attitude that is so tempting during difficult times? I like to try to learn from my mistakes, my disappointments, and my shortcomings. I ask myself, "What can I learn from them that will make me a better frog and, hopefully, a better writer, too?" The next time that disappoint strikes, instead of sitting on your "pity pot", get up, dust yourself off, and see what amazing things you can learn from the disappointment and turn that little failure into a big opportunity!
Land of Lily Pad's first published author. I enjoy writing fun and educational books for kids. My blog is for you parents; the kiddos might like some of them, too. As always, everything I write is family-friendly, so don't hesitate to share my messages with everyone. I hope you find them helpful and maybe even inspirational. Cheers!