April A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day Fifteen – Optimism

Optimisim. It is the ability to stay positive and believe even when the situation is not ideal. human beings face this all the time in every endeavor. There are constant challenges to our easy path we think we should have in whatever we do.

Writers are optimists. At least they better be, or this passion/obsession can be a very maddening action. We exercise our optimism every time we create a new post. We are optimistic we can write something that will draw the attention of our followers and potential new readers.

We are optimistic that when we enter writing competitions our entry will float to the top of the stack. Optimistic that our submissions to the magazine or journal will be deemed worthy of attention and publication. Optimistic that we can carve out our niche in this highly competitive marketplace.

We are optimistic we have the stamina to stay with our projects long enough to have a truly finished manuscript. Optimistic we will attract the attention of an agent  We are optimistic we can get a publisher to put our manuscript in print or online. More optimism comes in our hope that readers will choose to purchase our titles after they hit the big time of Amazon or other book stores.

As a parent I also have optimism that my kids will succeed in school and be able to start a family. I am optimistic I will be able to retire in a decade and a half. Optimistic I will get to spend time traveling the world after I retire. Without optimism and hope life would be a hard trudge.

I look forward to seeing the other topics for the letter O.

Here are some random A to Z Blogs:

Set in My Ways

Jennifer McConnel

Conundrum Rhapsody

nightmare of daytime

Emilie Hardie

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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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11 Responses to April A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day Fifteen – Optimism

  1. Great post! Optimism may sometimes pass us by with all the horrid things that happen but we definitely should keep it in check so that it gives us a positive outlook 🙂

  2. Optimism should definitely be in every writer’s toolbox. Without it we’d never make it to the last line or find the courage to pitch our work. 🙂

  3. Hey Joe great post for O
    How are you liking the A to Z challenge
    sorry I have been remiss in visiting
    hd the original goal of visiting all 1900 blogs/ don’t think so commenting is another form of writing and I like to give a thoughtful comment

    stay optimistic / write the book and enjoy it most of all!!!

    • Joe Owens says:

      I know what you mean about trying to visit others. I am limiting my visits wot WP blogs only, hoping I can get through all of them before the end. I like it okay. I thought there would be more interaction.

  4. I’m an eternal optimist. It serves me well on many levels.

  5. rinellegrey says:

    Great O word! I agree, writers need a lot of optimism. Tomorrow will be a better day!

    Rinelle Grey

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  7. bronbloxham says:

    I tend to be a bit of both… optimist and pessimist depending on the situation. I guess the truly optimistic way to look at it is not to worry if the glass is half full or half empty but to be thankful you have a glass at all! 🙂

  8. Great post. I’m optimistic (as a writer) or I try to be, although rejection letters are no fun. When an editor finally says yes … optimism goes through the roof.

    Thank you for keeping it positive.

  9. Optimism is key to a happy life! And a successful life. xo

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