Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Personal Mantras that Inspire ~ Donna McDine

Do you have a special quote that you read often to keep you focused? I refer to several different quotes or as I like to call them “my personal mantras” depending on my particular mood or task at hand.

Writing lets me soar into depths of my soul that I never knew existed!

Let me listen to criticism that I can benefit from and let me forget the rest!

A person with a positive outlook views a closed door as an opportunity to strike out in a new direction.

Positive thoughts (expectations) can change perspective, transform behaviors, and attract good fortune.

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. 

In most cases the road to publication is long.  But don’t concentrate on getting published.  
Concentrate on writing the best work you are capable of.  Expect rejection.  Welcome revision.  When you send a manuscript out, begin something new.

“Don’t let any feeling keep you from writing.  Don’t let the world slow you down.  Your story is the most important thing coming down the line this year.  It’s your year – make the most of it.” ~ Walter Mosley – August 2007

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~ Stephen King

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope or confidence." ~ Helen Keller

“If you live properly your dreams will come to you.” ~ Randy Pausch

“It’s very easy to just become a parent and forget who you are as a person. It’s important to remember that you are a person first.” ~ Lori McKenna – Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine – Summer 2008

“Listen to your inner voice, and if you have a thought at four in the morning, WRITE IT DOWN. Those are the magic moments.” ~ Janine Turner – Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine – Summer 2008

Please feel free to comment on what your “personal mantras” are.

Here’s to a positive outlook! 


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