Standing Outside the Fire

It all comes down to courage, doesn’t it? Courage to keep writing, to finish, to query, to hold your breath and watch as your dreams become reality. To pick yourself up when the going gets tough, not just in writing, but in life.

I don't know if any of you have seen Garth Brooks' "Standing Outside the Fire" video, but it says this far better than I can.

"Life is not tried, it is merely survived, if we're standing outside the fire."

We all fall now and then. It’s how we get back up that matters. Next time you hit a challenge, ask yourself where you stand.

Tomorrow, Our First Torch Hand-off: Michael Pierce

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