For the Criminally Inane

For the Criminally Inane

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Covet

I really do covet.  I meet people with personality traits I wish I had, and I covet them.  And then I try to implement those qualities in my life.  I went to a party over the weekend and met a new friend with an attribute that is so enviable: she was encouraging.  I told her how I've written four novels but have not yet made a serious attempt at publication. She was so enthusiastic for me to put myself out there, asked me for my website address, asked me what kind of books I write, even assured me I had the personality to succeed--such ego fluff!  I'd just met her 15 minutes before and she believed in me!  I want to be a friend like that.  All of us seem to be trying to accomplish a difficult task.   We could all encourage each other a little bit more.  Be that friend -- the one who has a positive word, who believes in dreams against all odds.  And guess what I'm doing today--I'm writing query letters!  Believe in the impossible dream!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder, Amey... So true that we all need an encouraging word! I need to try harder to be positive, enthusiastic and encouraging.

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  2. I'm happy to hear that you're querying! One can't be pulled from the slush pile until one dives in, I suppose! Seriously Amey, you rock. And I've only read part of one of your stories. You can do it!!!

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  3. Thanks you gals!! And thank you to all of you who have been so supportive and encouraging to me! I cannot forget to mention you!

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