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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

IWSG: The February Files

It is the first Wednesday and time for the Insecure Writers Support Group, one of my favorite groups ever and boy do I need my writers around me right now. I've hardly written a word. But instead of whining, I'm going to go through some of my favorite quotes hoping to inspire not only my fellow writers out there, but also myself. I have got to change my way of thinking and break out of this shadow I've sunk into.

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you sow." Robert Louis Stevenson

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot

"There are two way to spread light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Edith Wharton

"Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you'll do anything really good." William Faulkner

"Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up." Jane Yolen

"I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances." Martha Washington

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You only need to accept yourself." Thich Nhat Hahn

"Action is the antidote to despair." Joan Baez

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail." Nelson Mandela

I hope these quotes inspired you today. I felt better as I put this post together. And I will leave you with a little Girl Power.


  1. I like them all, but really like the Martha Washington quote.


  2. I love the comment about writing everyday, even a letter or grocery list. Sometimes it is easy to forget that writing a chapter in a novel isn't the only acceptable form of writing.

  3. The Martha Washington one is very true.
    And I'd rather be the mirror.

  4. I like the George Eliot quote - that's the one for me at the moment :-)

  5. I love that William Faulkner quote. And the Wonder Woman pic rocks.

  6. HI, Melissa,

    No wonder I haven't heard from you...down again. On, honey, I hear you... This winter bites. I have a cold too, BOOO! Feel like crap, but I need to get out and do a bookcase display from my blind client. I'd rather stay in. BUT, we NEED to get out.

    Have you been out? Maybe Friday? It would be great to see you!

    Hugs, hugs, and more hugs...

    Terrific quotes BTW. Thanks for the mini lift!

  7. Beautiful quotes Melissa! I just had the light one on my blog the other day~
    I hope you are feeling better-winter is a tough gig!

    You lifted my spirits too! Hope you are better!

  8. Hahaha I love the comic.

    Your quotes made me feel better just for reading them. :-0

  9. Great quotes. I love the cartoon. Go WW!

    I hope your quotes help inspire you. My favorite is Galaxy Quest - never give up, never surrender.

  10. Wonder Woman!! I used to love the Linda Carter series.

    Great quotes.

  11. Awesome quotes! And love the cartoon :D

  12. Good luck with finding words to spill out onto the page. *hug*

  13. I LOVE that pic. Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.
    Thanks for all the great pick-me-up quotes, Melissa. We always need them.

  14. Inspiration a Go Go here! Love these!


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