Saturday, April 4, 2015


D is for Determination.

It took Determination for me to succeed as a writer, not to mention a dash of dedication and a few pinches of hard work. If I’d known all this when I started my first book would I still have done it? Probably. I’m a sucker for a challenge--the beat-it-before-it beats-me syndrome. Determination is the driving force by which I achieve the goals I set for myself. And it was Determination that enabled me to realize my dream of being published by taking me from wishing I could and wondering if I'd make it to the thrill of accomplishment when I finally saw the evidence in print.
I have a sneaking suspicion my DNA must include a dash of British Bulldog. I once heard someone say the reason the bulldog's nose is slanted slightly backward is so the dog can breathe without letting go. Well, yeah. I can certainly identify with that :)  Giving up is never an option.

With Determination miracles can and do happen. Determination can make child’s play of a seemingly impossible task. Determination wins wars and find cures for what were once incurable diseases. It’s what enables athletes to set new records. Determination will take us to the top of the mountain and then on to the moon and beyond. It can make winners of us all no matter how poor the odds. Nothing is impossible once you make up your mind to do it and tell yourself: I can do that.

It's how Theo conquered his seemingly incurable stage fright in The Impossible Dream


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  1. I think that determination is a massive factor in success. It can be very easy to give up when it feels like things are stacked against you, but determination to keep going definitely helps you to achieve your goals. :-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

  2. I totally agree. I call my determination persistence and my family calls it hard-headedness. I love things that challenge me to do my best. That's how I got through college after 50. Once I started, I went for more than what I'd planned when I started. My only regret is that it put me behind in my writing and now I'm playing catch-up.