Friday, June 6, 2008

Pulling My Head Out

A few days ago, I was feeling under-appreciated, stressed and I converted all that into emotions directed at my own talent. It's a new day and I've rethought my frame of mind and decided I was in another pity potty. Thanks to the encouraging comments I received, I decided that post wasn't really about who I am, and didn't define my talents. In fact, I've been given great inspiration to pen a non-fiction story about a painful past experience that will help me heal wounds I've carried for quite some time. I'm anxious to share the concept, but I'll wait until I research publishing opps and have it started.

I want to thank those of you who took time to comment, encourage and show love. You are very appreciated. I've deleted that post entirely, as it was not a true reflection of the facts as they really are. Your support showed me that if I only have ONE person besides me who loves what I do, then I'm a success, and certainly there are those in my family who are proud of me. I somehow lost sight of that. The comments one person made were not meant to be disparaging, but someone I took them totally out of context. Isn't it sad how we can totally misconstrue what someone is saying? I've always been a big believer in 'benefit of the doubt', and for whatever reason, I failed to extend that privilege. I need to take an emotional inventory and stop being so touchy. I didn't get this far without taking constructive criticism, and I need to learn to recognize it again, I guess. :)

Anyhow...My head was actually a little deeper than in the sand, but I'm back and ready to shine. :) What really made my day was Jack Mishler and Linda Gates commented. They've been faithful 'fans' for as long as I can remember and they probably have no idea how much that means to me. I wonder if Nora Roberts ever had days like this. *lol*


Carol said...

Being human, we all have days like this, even Nora Roberts I bet. Most writers are insecure to some extent, as bad as artists. I know you are basically a secure person but sometimes the person who's respect we most want is the one who can hurt us the easiest. Keep loving yourself.

Estella said...

Full speed ahead, Ginger! We're behind you.

Molly Daniels said...

You're doing fine, Ginger! Keep up the good work:)

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