04 March 2011

Eddie Izzard and marathons

A few days ago I came across a link to a piece of news, if you could call it that as it happened in 2009.  British comedian Eddie Izzard completed 43 marathons in 51 days, and that after just 5 weeks training.  To anyone who knows Eddie Izzard, running is not the first thing that comes to mind.
There was a quote along the lines of his body wasn’t really determined, but his brain was.
Since then I’ve been thinking about those negative little scripts that run through our mind.  Who am I to think I could be published, or call myself a writer?  My writing is rubbish.  Why am I wasting my time writing when I could be out having fun?
From talking to other writers I think it’s safe to say most of us think these things or similar, but they're not helpful.
Why shouldn’t we be published?
Every published author was an unpublished author at some stage.  The only difference is they kept going.
Joe Konrath’s blog has a good tag line – There’s a word for a writer who never gives up… published.
Let's get our brains positive and determined.
Happy writing.

1 comment:

  1. I like this post - and the idea that perseverence just might pay off. That alone is worth the effort.