I speak from experience. In the last year I lost several close friends, young and old. I had to deal with a family member who was causing problems for another elderly family member. I had foot surgery. My husband and I went on a glorious 16-day trip to Ireland, and my youngest son got married. At the same time I had extensive work to do on a book and launched another one. Let’s see…there were a few magazine articles to work into the mix as well, along with the normal stuff I usually do.
But truly those kinds of things happen to lawyers, dentists, and hair stylists as well, right? Of course. Life is filled with ups and downs no matter who you are. But with writers and other artists, a loss of focus can spell disaster. The way to cope is with determination and prayer, all the while ignoring the pile of laundry, dusty floors, the fact that all you have in your refrigerator is an apple and Chinese leftovers. You just ignore those things and whatever else is not essential to tackle during those Murphy’s Law-type times.
I recently spoke with a novelist friend in Ireland at her book launch party. She was living through one of those episodes at the time—deadline approaching, book launching, the death of a friend…she told me, “I will get through it, and so will you, Cindy. We always do.”
And she was right! Yay! We write through those times of adversity because we have a story to tell, and it’s our duty to tell it. I like to call that Writers’ Law.
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by Cindy Thomson
Cindy's latest release, Grace's Pictures is a historical by Tyndale House. For more info about Grace's Pictures visit Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16923109-grace-s-pictures or see a special offer after June 17th at Tyndale House's blog.
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