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The Story of My Writing Career

On February 25, 2012, after years and years of determined contemplation blended with hesitation, I worked up the courage to attend a university recruitment session, hoping to finally apply to a graduate program in Creative Writing / Publishing. The recruiter, who coincidentally also pursued this then-unorthodox subject when he was in university, was instantly impressed by my pronouncement.

However, as I elaborated that it was a fear of rejection that kept me from applying to my first choice of universities and a lack of discipline that impeded the completion of two novels that I had been working on for over a decade, I could see the light of enthusiasm that I had initially sparked in his eyes dwindling until it was completely replaced by disappointment and condescension. I was overwhelmed by the realization that my utter lack of initiative and sheer propensity to procrastinate could draw such a disheartened sigh as “I don’t know what else to tell you” from a perfect stranger (who happened to be a professional salesperson of international proportion no less). It struck me that I had a problem, indeed.

It seemed justified that I should take the advice of such a stranger who managed to put a prideful person such as myself to shame (while the shame burned new and strong) and turn to the Internet, which he claimed has broadened the horizon of publishing to unprecedented possibilities, and do what I never expected to do – start my own blog. So Readers (and I hope to claim the attention of a respectable number of you), to teach myself discipline – and perhaps claim my dreams as my destiny – I, who have never completed a single diary or journal, write…

  1. #1 by Beverly on September 11, 2012 - 8:48 am

    Best wishes for your new endeavor.

    • #2 by lupa08 on September 12, 2012 - 10:01 am

      Thank you. Every vote counts. I’m trying to be as consistent as I can with my work schedule and am almost near the end of completing my first full novel, “I’ll Be True” as can be seen posted on this site. I guess the title is self-reflective.

  2. #3 by awritershelper on January 25, 2017 - 9:57 am

    I got a kick out of reading this, beginning with the chosen cartoon. Please yes do write!

    • #4 by lupa08 on January 25, 2017 - 1:04 pm

      Yeah? Thanks! I was wondering if I should make changes to that, like make it brief. But maybe not, ’cause I really didn’t want to :/

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