This video made me giggle up a storm. I thought it would be fun to share with you today. Hopefully, you can get a good chuckle out of it. It is very snarfable, indeed. However, as I watched it again, I thought it related to writing a great deal. Writing is like walking up the down escalator—it is not easy. Some finish. Some don’t.
Here’s how it relates to writing:
Man # 1: The man in the brown jacket worked tirelessly to get to the top, yet gave up. He turned around, not willing to try anymore regardless of how hard he worked to get to the end goal. In writing, the evil master of discouragement is always lurking in the shadows, willing away the diligent writer to cease honing their craft. Ultimately, they stash their project on the shelf and forget about it.
Man # 2: The man in the blue jacket started out running up the escalator with fervent excitement, slowing down as he went. Barely reaching the top, he buckled and gave up. Writing is electrifying at times. Ideas are bursting with colors from your fingertips as you type. Here again, at some point, you get worn out and can’t go any farther. This could be a moment of writer’s block or anything that diminishes your desire to write.
Man # 3: The man in the black jacket made it, even with almost taking a spill as he reached the top. But, he finished and that’s what matters. He didn’t give up, turn back, or cease the struggle until he was on sturdy ground at the top. Writing is a fight to finish your WIP. The published writer follows through with their love of writing. Any discouragement, occasional writer’s block, or difficult suggestions from a beta will not hold them back. They make it happen! They reach the top regardless of how difficult it is.
Writers, let’s be the Number Three Man. Make it to sturdy ground! We can get there with a lot of work and love for writing. Let’s never stop writing until we’re at the top—published!