Saturday, April 2, 2011

♥.•*¨B is for . . .






All writers suffer a form of disbelief. It comes from the many facets of subjectivity. We get it from our families as we bravely step out and say we are writers. We get it as we submit it to our critique groups. We get it as we send our MS through the grinder so many times with our rewrites. Maybe while we brush up on our technique with how-tos? We also get it when we agent-hunt. Or when we stumble across a bad review?

What do we do when we find it lurking in our own thoughts? I think it's moments like that that defines us. Do we hide our faces and say, never again?


Every one of those books you see in the library owns an author who felt those very same things. Let us be our strong, bold, bright and beautiful selves!

Let us Believe in ourselves!



"So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key."

Lyrics from Already Gone, peformed by the Eagles for their 1974 On the Border album 


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51 comments:

  1. I've lost faith in my writing so many times I just ignore that feeling now. Instead of belief I rely on stubborness, which is a constant.

    regards
    Mood

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  2. Great post, Elizabeth. So much in there resonated with me!

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  3. Love the quote! And perfect choice for B! Yay for pep talks :)

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  4. Strong post! I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you.

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  5. Awwwwwwww beautiful Elizabeth Mueller!! What a fabulously brilliant B post!!!! I'm inspired, thank you!! Take care
    x

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  6. Lovely post - there's nothing so good as self belief, when you have it, and nothing so debillitating as when you don't! Love the graphics, too.
    All best
    Karla

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  7. Very inspiring. Simply beautiful, Elizabeth.

    Very nice **B** post :-))

    Doris
    www.doris-socialworker.blogspot.com

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  8. Wonderful 'B' post! While I'm just learning to write fiction, I have had moments blogging that have caused disbelief. Thanks for the encouragement!

    Visiting from the A to Z Challenge. Happy Saturday! :o)

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  9. Fabulous post, Elizabeth! Thanks for giving us the key!

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  10. You did a great job of emBedding the letter B in your post! Well done!

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  11. Great post, very inspiring. Our belief in ourselves can be challenged and hard to maintain. But I think it's a critical point to succeeding in our endeavors.

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  12. Some days it's tough, but you're absolutely right.

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  13. I love that quote and a very inspiring B for all of us.

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  14. This is the great thing about the A-Z Challenge. I might not have found your blog without it. Thank you.
    Karen

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  15. There are many times that I just stopped writing. I'm glad I came back to it! Looking forward to your next entry!

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  16. I've come close to stopping so many times, but I'm glad I haven't. Great post!

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  17. This is a beautiful post with a wonderful message. Thank you for making my day :)

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  18. Really nice post! You're right though, people should just believe in themselves....it's the only way to succeed.

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  19. That's very encouraging. I personally go through periods where I feel that it's not even worth trying. But I'm always glad in the end when I keep writing.

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  20. Great post, Elizabeth! It says something I need to hear sometimes.

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  21. I'd like to print out your post and hang it on my wall where I can see it everyday. I was once full of confidence, but every day that light gets a little dimmer. I think I run on the sheer stubbornness to see my dream come true.

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  22. here here. And what butiful pictures you chose!

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  23. Very nice, Elizabeth. Thanks for the positive thoughts. We really do need it, don't we?
    Thanks for the Eagles shout-out, too!

    -Jimmy

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  24. "Let's believe in ourselves"
    Lovely post but this quote is the one I am taking home. Thanks for pushing us to pursue our dreams.
    By the way, I love the picture! It is so beautiful.

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  25. That is a beautiful post. It's an affirmation and will give us strength.
    Manzanita
    Wanna buy a duck

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  26. I really love this post & it is the answer I was looking for when I wrote my own "B" post in the challenge! Thank you!

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  27. I love how you highlighted the b in the words as well! Yes, Believe!

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  28. Beautiful! Believing in ourselves is beneficial!

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  29. Wonderful post, Elizabeth! I was thinking of having my C post as Confidence, but the more I thought about it, the more I started to wonder about my own confidence! But you are so right, we HAVE to believe in ourselves, otherwise we'd never write another word. Thanks for an inspirational post!
    Look forward to reading more of your A-Z blogs.
    Paula
    http://paulamartinpotpourri.blogspot.com

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  30. This is such an inspirational post; it's beautiful, and so true!
    I'm happy to follow you, thanks to the A to Z challenge.
    http://rachel-whitley.blogspot.com

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  31. Beautiful words to reflect on. Very true. Thank you!

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  32. I love those lyrics. And yes, I think sometimes the hardest thing we writers have to face is to believe in ourselves, to CONTINUE believing in ourselves, despite whatever happens.

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  33. Loved this post! How do you do it?!

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  34. Lovely words. Well done you :o)

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  35. Love the post, Elizabeth. Its important to believe in ourselves.

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  36. It's tough when belief wanes, because it throws our inner planets off orbit. It's not fun at all. But surrounding myself with good friends and family who know me and love me and who will raise me up helps to rekindle the belief in myself. <3

    Thanks, you guys, for dropping by and commenting! Enjoy your weekend!

    :)

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  37. When you're starting out you need a lot of self-belief to keep going, but it's wonderful when someone else first says I believe in you.

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  38. Great post!

    Belief is something we have to nurture every day that we write, because there will be times when we're going to need it.

    Love the quote.

    :-D

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  39. This was a great topic Elizabeth. Good luck to you.

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  40. I saw you had 666 followers. I'm not superstitious, but I think more people would be happy seeing 667 at the top of your blog so I followed.

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  41. new follower here! thanks for this uplifting post. helps soothe the ache of another rejection letter. :)
    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  42. I like your attitude, writing and blog. In short, I'm happy to join your following.
    xoRobyn

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  43. Thanks for this inspirational post about attitude!
    http://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/

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  44. beautiful blog and beautiful sentiments in your post. It all boils down to believing in your self. Then someone will believe in you. This is such a gorgeous blogsite. I feel like I am typing on someones satin sheets. WOW!

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  45. Very inspiring post. I feel like conquering the world now! :)

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  46. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm not a writer but have lots of room in my life for more believing in myself!

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