Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."

Thomas Carlyle
1795-1881, Philosopher and Author

When I saw this quote, I immediately thought of one of my friends. I won't call her out by name (lol) but, based on her comment last week, I think she'll know who she is.

Put your doubts aside and write!!!! The same actually goes for whatever it is that you want to do. My oldest has been struggling with doubts when it comes to his music. He's gotten around that by getting back to the basics. He has a full studio in his room, but he sits in his living room floor, with just his guitar and a little POS recorded that he started with years and years ago. He said sitting there, playing, and not worrying about how great the quality is, but just playing, has helped him tremendously.

So whatever it may be that you want to do....JUST DO IT!!!

Have a great Tuesday!
Peace and love,


Janet said...

Fantastic advice, Alannah - and your son's 'back to basics' is brilliant!

Lu said...

Fabulous quote, Alannah! And smart thinking by son #1.

Silver James said...

HEE! My spam word today is "lessisms". Is that perfect, or what? We need to practice lessisms sometimes in order to move forward. Like your son is doing. Like most of us when we bull our way through writer's block by going back to the basics. One sentence at a time.

Oh, FYI, my rejection came from one agent and the request came from a second agent--and one much closer to the top of my *dream* list! No word yet on the two partials that are out, or on the full. I'm still planning on pitching it at Nationals. :D

Liza said...

Great advice Alannah! Might need to put this quote with my 10K training stuff, so I can look at it each day.

Alannah Lynne said...

Glad y'all liked the quote, and found it helpful. Liza - a 10K?!? :0 Whoa...maybe I don't want to run with you afterall. LOL