What inspires you? More importantly, WHO inspires you? There’s a member of my RWA chapter that has had some serious health issues lately. She’s been hospitalized numerous times and because of her medical problems, finds it difficult to write. Talk about cutting out your heart!
In the mist of all her troubles, she still struggles to get a few words written every day. Or at least do some plotting. I’m sure if you asked her, she wouldn’t claim any heroic feat. In fact, she may find getting out of bed in the mornings a major chore.
But in the middle of all of this, she has become an inspiration to a newer member of the chapter.
It’s hard to sit back and whine about your own writing, muse, whatever, when you see someone else working so hard just to get a few words down. You find new resolve to keep plugging away, to get the kinks worked out of your own story as your friend struggles to simply keep going.
So are you an inspiration? You may not think so but we don’t know how our actions, no matter how small, will affect someone else. Keeping a positive attitude, even in the face of extreme adversity, may be the catalyst/hope/inspiration for someone else.
To both my friends I say; keep your chin up, have faith and know that there are others pulling for you.