In my last writing class, the instructor noted that when he wrote his novel he kept a notebook with him at all times. On the inside cover was an inspirational saying. Something short and to the point to motivate him. Damned if I can remember what that was! It doesn't really matter, though, as what inspires one is different from another. A couple I heard recently that really struck a chord for me are: "Choices, not chances, determine your destiny" and "Be less discouraged, be more determined".
In "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, he presented the reader with a lot of information about overcoming adversity to achieve ones goals. One thing that he said was "Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something". I'm sure that anyone who writes has hit a brick wall or two.
Anyway, I'm drifting off into the philisophical...I'll leave off with a couple of favourites of mine that I've got on my Facebook page:
- "We are all travellers in the wilderness of the world, and the best that we find in our travels is an honest friend" -- Robert Louis Stevenson
- "Life is what happens when you are making other plans" -- John Lennon