Tuesday, July 20, 2010
YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Have you ever read something, thought it was profound? Wrote it down so you could use it later? And then can't find it? No, I didn't think so. My nephew sent me an email yesterday about growing old gracefully. I think the email was referring to memory too. I'm sad to say I no longer have one, a memory that is. Anyway, Chip MacGregor's blog was full of wisdom yesterday. One of the things he talked about was character. I think as writers, we don't focus on our own character. We're too busy writing. As I read through the blog, I read the last few paragraphs a couple times. What he said made me think. It was about success. And I quote: "What really tests character is success. And the bigger the success the bigger the test." Chip MacGregor.com. I've never thought about success in those terms. I've thought about goals, and selling books. Or word counts. Writing the great American novel. Being asked to guest as a writer on John Grisham's blog. Most of the people I've known who have become successful are still the same person I always knew. Do you know anyone who changed because of success? I would like to think I would always be the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow.