Wednesday, April 3, 2013

IWSG: Don't Quit!

IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. For more about Insecure Writer’s Support Group visit his page.

When I moved out on my own my mom gave me a lot of things to put in my own place. Among them was a little picture with a ship on it and a poem. This very picture I can remember sitting in the kitchen window where mom would do the dishes every night after working all day, coming home to cook us dinner, and then cleaning house until bedtime. She was a single mother at the time, barely making ends meet, and though I didn't think of it then, that picture must have been a reminder for her every night.

It now sits on my desk, right in front of my monitor, reminding me every day, don’t quit.




 


2 comments:

  1. Hi-- love the poem! I'm helping Alex cohost IWSG this month and am so enjoying meeting new blogs. This goes along with my motto this month: just do it. Yeah, I stole it. But it's the same idea, quit whining and cowering in fear and do it. Write. Thanks for the great poem!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Just do it works on so many levels :P I some times have to give myself a good smack in the face to get out of a funk, and get back to it. If we are not writing, then we cease to be writers.

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