Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Today I’m offering these words of encouragement from the man himself, Mark Twain.

Here are a few more sung by another ‘man’.

                        To dream the impossible dream
                        To fight the unbeatable foe
                        To bear unbearable sorrow
                        To run where the brave dare not go

                        To right the unrightable wrong
                        To love pure and chaste from afar
                        To try when your arms are too weary
                        To reach the unreachable star
                                                        The Man of La Mancha
                                                        “The Impossible Dream’

Isn’t that what this quest we call ‘writing’ is all about – dreaming the impossible dream? I know how important validation is, and everyone desires publication and phenomenal sales, but at the end of the day ­­- all you really have are your stories. Write good, really good ones, and if you only save them to tell to your grandchildren; be happy that you have passed a bit of yourself onto someone else.

This is my contribution to the Insecure Writers Support Group today. If one person finds some encouragement and hope in them, my job is done.
If you want to know more about the Insecure Writers Support Groups go HERE. If you want to leave me a comment, you’ll help and encourage me.


  1. Your job is done!! Love Man of La Mancha; it has always been one of my favorites. Hope you are feeling better FAE and your health is restored!

  2. Well said. And we better be happy with those stories we wrote.

  3. Wonderful post! Some of my favorite quotes, too!! Thank you for reminding us all what it's all about.....Alfie..(sorry I couldn't help myself!)
    And I definitely want to encourage you. I've read some of your writing, remember? And it was very good!! Have a great rest of the week.

  4. Very true, better to be happy with them indeed. But happy with a million bucks would be better still lol

  5. " happy that you have passed a bit of yourself onto someone else."

    What a great thought!!! I so needed this today.

    Thank you!

  6. Very encouraging and inspirational. Thank you!

  7. Catch the trade winds, hmmmmm? And the Picasso picture of Don Quixote is a favorite. We should all try to tilt at a few windmills.

  8. Thanks so much for reminding me.

  9. (singing loudly)

    This is my quest
    To follow that star
    No matter how hopeless
    No matter how far

    Just be glad you can't hear about disappointment!


  10. Very Inspiring. Impossible dreams are only impossible if you do nothing to try to achieve them. Here is to writing, and the impossible dream. Cheers.
    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

  11. If you enjoy the weaving of the tale... glory in that!

  12. Thanks for the inspiration FAE :)

  13. Explore. Dream. Discover. *sigh* I LOVE IT. Thanks. :)