Vision: A Resource for Writers
Holly Lisle's Vision
And More Changes...
By Holly Lisle
2002, Holly Lisle
No battle plan survives first engagement with the enemy.
And apparently no simple-in-theory site move can survive first contact
with a disastrous hosting company. The
site is currently in disarray, and I've been struggling to keep my own
wordcounts up while getting everything back in working order.
It's been an interesting couple of months -- between
finishing the revision on the Book-That-Would-Not-Die, The Wreck of Heaven;
starting back in on my first romance novel since my very first novel of all; and
the site move that has had some community regulars making grim references to
desert treks across harsh alien landscapes.
Community members came together to fill an emergency moving fund in six
hours, with people still asking to donate after the fund closed.
I've gotten examples of both the best and the worst of people.
And had a clear reminder about writing, both as a career and as a life
path. Which is this --
Persistence and passion, more than talent or luck or any
other factor, will win the day. When
things are going badly, find a way to laugh at your disasters, but after you're
through laughing, just keep going.
You'll get there. We'll
ALL get there.
Hang in, write well, and never give up on your dreams,