For those who enjoy baseball, you may already know that while you were sleeping last night, my beloved Angels won the 2014 American League West Division.
It was such an improbable way to clinch!! If you want to check it out, here's a 3-min compilation video .
For those who don't give an owl's calling about America's Pastime, bear with me.. there is a point... on how the Angels compare to you at home, writing alone :)
The Angels were not supposed to finish well this year (or say, complete an ms)
They had a lot of major setbacks in the middle of the year (kinda like when plot holes, "life," or no time to write happens.)
And yet, the team never quit... they never gave up on each other. (just like the Blog community coming together to read, crit and support all.)
Today, the Angels are in the playoffs, but they still have to win the Division, then the League Championships before they get to the World Series...
..And then they have to win that to be the big dogs...
(Which sounds a little like when an ms is written, you need to find an agent/publisher OR work through the various challenges/needs of self-pubbing.)
My point is...
At the beginning of the journey, so much is hoped for, but must be earned.
In the middle, *something* will happen to try and derail you.
And, in the end, it's how you handle the trials that lead you to the triumphs :)
Happy Writing.. and here's to the Angels and playoff baseball in October :)
Photos Credit: Angels Media.