Thursday, May 13, 2010

One Day You'll Learn

by Dave White

One day you'll learn that the haters are just jealous.

One day you'll learn "anonymous" is the same thing as coward.

One day you'll learn to appreciate the day you drove 90 miles to buy a magazine that had one sentence that mentioned your name.

One day you'll learn to believe BOTH the bad reviews and the good reviews.

One day you'll learn a rejection is not the end of the world.

One day you'll learn an acceptance is not the end of the work day.

One day you'll learn to love revising crap as much as you love writing it.

One day you'll learn that writing in a coffee shop actually helps you get work done.

One day you'll learn that 9:06 pm the night before you blog is due is not a good time to scramble for an idea.

One day you'll learn to keep writing short stories, just so you're writing every day.

One day you'll learn to write EVERY DAMN DAY.

One day you'll learn that always believing helps...

6 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

This rain is getting to me too.

Ron Earl Phillips said...

Every damn day ... someday.

Chris said...

Man, I hope you're right. Here's to getting to that one day...

David Cranmer said...

One day arrived here yesterday but I put it off until Friday.

SugarScribes said...

I Like the way you said that. You just put it all out there and it is so true. It is hard to remember the small victories sometimes when the rejection we just received meant so much to us at the time. I really have never come across such raw, true feelings, I admire you for writing what we are all thinking. Good luck, I am sure you have more blseeings and victories ahead and I feel certain that soon you won't just be in the magazine, but the feature story.

Scott Parker said...

I second Ron's sentiments: Some day, every damn day will be the norm...