A few years ago, I ran a community 5K with a couple of my friends. I came in last out of all of us even though my one friend wasn’t feeling very well that day. He beat me by a lot. Later, he found out he had the swine flu.
So, literally a dude with swine flu runs faster than me. But, you know what? At least I ran it.
And, even when I get rejection after rejection, at least I’m writing and putting myself out there. I have a new tips article at The Review Review that speaks to both runners and writers.
This one is for the slow runners, the slow writers, the people who maybe don’t even know how amazing they are just for making the effort. This one is for the fast runners, the celebrated writers, the people who give us something to strive for. We are all writers and we are awesome for it.