Friday, April 3, 2015

C is for Courage - A to Z 2015 Challenge






Courage...

Definition:
noun

1.
the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face 
difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear;bravery.

Becoming an author takes an immense amount of courage. It's one thing to write our stories, it's a whole other thing to share our writing with our critique groups and eventually to an editor, agent or publisher. 
To me it's like releasing my children to school for the first time. It's heart wrenching watching our children go off on their own for the first time. Our writing is much like our "babies" being released into the world. Self doubt often creeps in, but don't let it wash away your courage. 

For without courage, your words will never be published. 

Wishing you much courage and success on the roller coaster ride of publishing! 

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author

Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!

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Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

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28 comments:

  1. Great post, Donna!

    Happy Easter to you and yours!

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    1. Thanks Karin and Happy Easter to you too!

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  2. A good word for letter"C". I can be brave in some situations but lack courage in others.
    Enjoyed the read and I think I have gained something from reading this. Thank you Donna.

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    1. I'm the same way Yvonne! Baby steps!

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    1. It sure does and the support of others makes it a wee bit easier!

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  4. Donna, I completely agree: Courage is what Counts! You can have all the talent and smarts in the world, but without the toughness to put it out there, none of it matters. Great post!

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    1. I agree with you full heartedly! Thanks for dropping by!

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  5. Is that a flower? So cool! They look like dancing girls in dresses. :D

    We always need courage when pursuing a dream.

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    1. Yep, it's a flower. Isn't it amazing. I thought the same thing! Courage is huge!

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  6. It takes so much courage to put something creative out into the world. You never know how it will be received. There's still a lot I'm afraid to do.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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    1. I hear you Patricia. From my view you are doing great! You go girl!

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  7. Courage isn't the absence of fear, it's the decision to take the leap into possibilities without a net - and that's exactly what writing and publishing are like! Thanks for reminding us to have courage!

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    1. Your words have hit it right on the head! Well said!

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  8. Courage is always in demand. Step up to the plate and you'll find it. :)

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    1. Thanks David! The support of others is a huge help!

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  9. I loved what Tyrean wrote. It's real courage when you do something while you're scared to death about doing it.

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    1. Yep, well said! Having a great support system certainly helps too!

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  10. A lot of people that I know think I'm courageous. Sometimes I think I'm just too naive to know any better. Here is to all of us having lots of courage to write our words and get them published.

    Happy A to Z'ing!

    Morgan,
    A Poet's Kitchen
    Playing with Words
    StoryDam

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  11. interesting post, thanks for sharing. I'm enjoying the A-Z-ing so far - good fun (I'm number 590 on the list)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Helen! I'll be stopping by after I make the natives their dinner!

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  12. The dancing flowers picture is lovely. I think books can introduce us to the idea of courageby giving insights that others have doubts too but they overcome those doubts and just do it, whatever it might be :)

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    1. Well said Anne! I agree with you. I came across that picture on the Internet. Love it!

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  13. Yes, that is so true. But it gets easier, I think.

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  14. Courage. Reminds me of a lion. Go get 'em and do it strong! Muffin power!!

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    1. It sure does Tammy! And it helps to have a great support system like the Muffin Commando Squad!

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