Saturday, May 5, 2012
How an Audio Book Inspired Me To Be a Better Writer
I got an opportunity to listen to an audio book, Unbroken, while driving through the rocky mountains of Utah and Colorado. My senses were soaring to new heights as I drove along the I-70. My eyes have never seen so many consecutive miles of scenery so beautiful that every moment belonged on a post card. The sights alone were enough to put me in an intense state of mind, however, listening to the story of how a World War II survivor conquered obstacle after obstacle as I drove through the mountains really helped me have an aha moment. It's the point in your life where the light bulb goes off.
I thought about how this survivor kept going, one day at a time, just like the Colorado river keeps flowing, one day at a time, slowly etching these amazing canyons. That's all it takes. If you can move forward, one inch at a time, eventually you can create masterpieces.
The rivers don't care how many millions of years it takes to create a Grand Canyon. Why should a writer care how long it takes to create a novel?
If you are facing obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your writing goals, order a copy of Unbroken today and get inspired. I promise you that you will find new inspiration to keep on writing, no matter what challenges you face. Care to comment?