Part of being nominated was to reveal 7 things about myself and to nominate others…
7 Things About Me:
I’m short. 5’2″ to be exact. Yes, I have to use a step ladder or climb onto the counter to reach things on the top shelf at my house.
I love to sing. If you read my One Lovely Blog Award post, you know I can yodel, but I love to sing too. My grandfather use to record himself playing the steel guitar. In the background, you could hear a little girl signing along. Yep, that was me. 🙂
I was a tomboy. I loved to play in the dirt and football. Still do. 🙂
I never want to grow up. Getting old stinks. Seriously!
I like cold weather, but not FREEZING cold.
Spring is my favorite time of the year. Everything is beginning or renewing… and it’s still cool.
I grew up as an only child, but I have 10 siblings, 5 brothers and 5 sisters to be exact. I lived with my mom and grandparents and didn’t have a sister from my mom until I was almost 12. I didn’t know my dad’s side until I was 25 and found out I had six other siblings. Can you say the best of both worlds? 🙂
There are so many inspirational bloggers out there that have been nominated. If I nominate you again, feel free to pass AND it is not mandatory that you participate either.
These two are full of so much information and inspire me to be a better writer and promoter.
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How can one word invoke a floodgate of emotions? Words are indeed powerful. As a writer persistence is pertinent in establishing a long lasting career, as well with any career choice, school, music, sports, etc.
Honing one’s writing skills through workshops, conferences, critique groups, reading, writing and editing consistently moves one forward to receiving the almighty acceptance through a sea of declines (I know the industry word is typically “rejection” but I prefer the not as harsh sounding word as decline).
Don’t allow discouragement seep into your thoughts, which often times makes room for stalling in mid-sentence of your creativity. Keep the persistence going for your hearts desire with positive affirmations that you are giving voice to what enriches your soul.
A few affirmations I follow on a daily basis…
“What you expect, you fulfill. Think of yourself as a writer who will publish, and often, who will be respected and read, who will have financial returns for your writing investment.”
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” ~ George Horace Lorimer
Your persistence will pay off in the long run don’t give up!
Donna McDine is a multiple award-winning children’s author. She writes and moms from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.