No, I'm not a quitter, but for the first time, I'm thinking of throwing the towel in or postponing the writing until after I retire. Unfortunately, retirement won't be for quite some time, like in over 15 years and between now and then, it would probably be better if I kept writing.
My husband thinks I just need to be more balanced, and I can't disagree with that. He keeps telling me to focus on why I do it, and if it’s not fun to quit.
Well, it’s still fun. Nah, it’s more than fun. I love writing and still haven’t met my writing goal.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
Anyway, after I started writing this blog post, I started thinking about artists who just kept doing their art, sometimes into their old age. They didn't give a shit what anybody thought and kept doing it. Now, I happen to be in a fortunate position where I can eke out time to write and don't have to worry about starving, so I quit the pity party. I also got caught up on my grading, and am going to work on my short story collection.
Keep on, whatever your art is. #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,