Kathyrn Graves

Setbacks

I cradle the phone on my shoulder while making an omelet for breakfast, and trying to think through a grocery list when my husband, Bo, walks in the front door. The senior pastor of our church, he's already been at work  for a couple of hours. I tend to ease into my mornings, while he… Continue reading Setbacks

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Karen Jordan

Writing Life Survivor Tips

Once again, I’m struggling with some setbacks in a few areas of my life, like some writing projects, my exercise program, and a few others that I won’t mention on this forum. And I needed to read this article again myself. So, I thought I’d share it with my StoryWriting Studio friends. Hope it encourages you, too.

How do you deal with setbacks and discouragement in your life?

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Photo/KarenJordanHow do you endure setbacks in your writing life? If you’ve embraced writing for publication, you’ve probably faced discouraging obstacles in your journey.

I’ve also faced a few stumbling blocks in other areas of my life, such as my health. After every health or family crisis, I struggle to get back on track with my exercising and walking program.

I discovered my desperate need for exercise after a minor foot injury last summer. As I climbed the very first hill on an asphalt trail near my home, my heart raced. I resisted the temptation to sit down at first. And by the time I made it to the top of that hill, I felt like I’d been walking over an hour. As I plodded on, in pain, the trail leveled. But I continued to struggle with each new hill.

Since I carried my camera, I paused several times to capture an…

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Kathyrn Graves

Setbacks

"Now what should I do?" I've returned home from a writers conference with permission from several publishers to send my proposal. I work and re-work to get all my wording just right. I tweak and tighten until I'm convinced it is perfect. Then I send it off and wait anxiously for what seems to be… Continue reading Setbacks