Imagine my delight on receiving the post this morning to discover that within the covers of a copy of Writing Magazine was my letter (published on page 10), expounding the virtues of Helen Yendall’s writing advice. As my gremlin has been working overtime this last week, it was with a sense of irony that I re-read the letter. However, I am glad to report that the gremlin in question had vanished without a trace when I woke up today, and my productivity in the last few hours has been more prolific than in the last few days. Perhaps it sensed the arrival of said magazine and realising its time was up, made a hasty retreat.
I hope that any writer reading Helen’s article, and my subsequent letter, will recognise they are not alone in feeling uninspired occasionally (possibly even a downright failure at times), but also recognise that the sensation is fleeting and persistence is the only key to success… well that and talent, obviously.
So thank you Helen for inspiring me to put pen to paper, and thank you Writing Magazine for giving me the pleasure of seeing my words and name in print.
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