Monday: Standing on hands=Writing well

I’ve been trying to find parallels between my two thirtieth birthday goals of hand-standing and publishing my novel.  My mind remains convinced that in one lies the secret to the other.  As of now, it is looking like the handstand is going to come first, and if I’m able find similarities between that and the process of finding an agent, perhaps I will be able to accomplish both.  I would be the happiest 30 year old ever!!

Arm balancing and novel editing/agent-finding do require some of the same elements:

Focus for one.  If my attention isn’t completely on my core and upper body strength, there’s no way I’ll be able to even kick my legs up to a wall.

Willingness to fail. If my ego can’t take facing my lack of upper body strength, then I’m not going to make the mistakes that I need to make in order to learn how to balance upside down, and if I couldn’t handle agents telling me that they don’t want to represent my book, I would have stopped this process a long time ago.

Confidence, but for hand standing, this confidence has to be backed up by strength.  This is not a fake it till you make it deal.  The confidence required to do a free-standing arm balance comes from trusting your muscles, and this trust from experience.

My question now:  where is the confidence in my writing supposed to come from?

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~ by Clickity Clack on March 14, 2011.

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