Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Impossible=A Four Letter Word #IWSG
"It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee."
--Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Welcome, Insecure Writer's Support Group peeps!
I love the above quote, because I can totally relate. There are no guarantees in a writer's life, but I sure am grateful for the possibilities.
I've decided something: Impossible is a new four letter word. We shouldn't say this nasty word, or else we'll get the stink eye from grannies who can't believe what's happened to this generation. We shouldn't say this word, or else our moms might wash our mouths out with soap (not that that ever happened to me).
Besides, as Audrey Hepburn once said, "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm possible.'"
One of my favorite quotes comes from the movie, Soul Surfer (I blogged about it here). Bethany Hamilton, the teen who lost her arm to a shark, said, "I don't need easy, I just need possible."
Whenever our critical selves tell us something is impossible, here's what we should do: send them to the corner so they can think about what they just said.
“The possible's slow fuse is lit by the Imagination.”
― Emily Dickinson
Has anyone ever told you that reaching your writing goals is impossible? Have you even told yourself that your publishing wishes can't come true?