Friday, January 25, 2008

Day Five: Reaching the Goal

"Saint Cast" by Peryber @

Well its the last day of our BIAW. There might be one or two of us out there who will reach the goal, but I can say for myself that I'll probably come in short. If you want to know all the salacious details, join The WIPS where I think most of us are reporting our numbers.

However, I want to say this: be grateful for every word that has come and will come to you. Cherish those words even if they hadn't multiplied or they merely cracked the surface of what you were hoping to express. Why? Because they come from you; they're gifts to yourself and eventually (we all hope) to the readers who want a good yarn.

If you find it hard to sit down to write today because you'll just be adding a few pages to a goal you don't have a prayer in meeting (pointing to self), think on this Japanese proverb:

When there is no wind, row.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great way of looking at it. I will try to be thankful for every word that comes now. :-)