"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,
for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down,
but the staying down."
Thank you very much.
Pace yourself. You wouldn't sit down to a big meal and expect to eat it all in one bite. Same thing when writing, editing, and revising. Take it one bite at a time.
"My advice to anybody writing a memoir is: Be prepared for the revelation of things you don't even dream are going to come up."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Now go write something.
Finger hug your pen. Set a clock timer for ten. Scribble.
I dare you.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
...And sometime when I wasn't looking, I got a new life.