As many writers know, inspiration for writing can come from anywhere. Of course, finding inspiration for new story ideas can be tough. Maintaining motivation and inspiration for stories we may be currently writing isn’t easy either. It can be a two-way street. Writing is challenging. Becoming a successful writer is even more challenging.
I encourage everyone to watch the 2018 Paralympic Games from Pyeongchang, South Korea from March 9th to the 18th if you can.
When we watch the Olympics, we all cheer and support the athletes from our respective countries, but with the Paralympics nationality doesn’t matter. All of the Paralympic athletes are winners and heroes regardless of whether they win a medal or not. They remind us of our common humanity, rather than our individual nationality.
The challenges they face on a daily basis, in other words the day-to-day tasks that many of us take for granted, are beyond comprehension. Factor in the effort that it takes for them to make it to the Paralympics in spite of those daily challenges, and it is a truly remarkable achievement. Continue reading →