Yes, whoa…and woe… I feel like Truman looks, contorted and tortured. (Ignoring the fact that Truman is actually having a good snooze.) I should have stopped, but I published two novels that were half-baked. Folks who read them, liked the stories, but one review was justly titled, “Editor Wanted.” She was right, but editors are WAY expensive and out of reach for a struggling writer. So what to do?
I republished better versions of both books and hope that at some point the new versions will overcome my fatal mistake…
Newer versions are:
In difficult situations, physical, emotion, intellectual, work, relational, spiritual, etc., a person has two basic choices: 1) Give up/give in/do nothing, or 2) Power through
Give up/give in/do nothing
Just remember it is a good idea to take breaks and rest.
Preparation for Power Through
I would find a place far from the toxins of humanity. I would live my life contented, seeking out all that nurtures me, and avoiding that which harms me. I would not worry about tomorrow. I would do what I needed to do and occasionally just look at the world with no judgement.