By Dr. Glenda Rivoallan
Introducing Dr. Glenda Rivoallan…
Dr. Glenda is an entrepreneur, wellness expert, and learning junkie who is passionate about helping the maximum number of people live healthier lives. She has spent the last thirty years in the wellness industry.
Dr. Glenda is the author of Resilient As Fudge, her third book, but her first with Book Brilliance Publishing.
In this month’s Brilliant Byte, Dr. Glenda shares her expertise on maintaining resilience as an author…
AUTHORS AND RESILIENCE – A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
In the tumultuous world of writing, authors need a secret ingredient to guarantee success: resilience. Think of resilience as the fudge in your literary confection – fudge was made by mistake and, just like fudge, resilience is necessary for weathering the unpredictable storms of the writing journey.
Picture this: you’re knee-deep in your writing, riding the highs of creativity when suddenly, rejection letters start pouring in like a torrential downpour. In times like these, a resilient author is like a perfectly crafted batch of fudge, able to bounce back with a delightful blend of hardness and softness. Hard enough that you can stay determined and stay true to your boundaries, but soft enough to be approachable and take feedback.
Much like fudge, resilience adds substance and flavour to an author’s career. It’s that gooey core that keeps you standing tall when faced with criticism, rejection, or the dreaded writer’s block. The writing world is a roller coaster, and without resilience, you might find yourself stuck on a loop-de-loop without the stomach for it.
Humour becomes the sprinkles on top of your resilience fudge. When faced with setbacks, laughter can be your saving grace. Imagine resilience as the main ingredient, providing the structure, while humour acts as the seasoning, making the bitter taste of rejection a bit more palatable. After all, life is too short to take every rejection letter too seriously.
Let’s not forget that writing itself is a form of resilience. It’s putting pen to paper, or fingers to keys, day after day, even when the muse is on holiday and inspiration seems as elusive as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Writing, like making fudge, requires patience, dedication, and a willingness to embrace the messy process.
In the grand scheme of a writer’s journey, rejection letters, harsh critiques, and plot twists are just the bitter ingredients that make the final product all the more satisfying. Resilience is what turns those bitter moments into stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks.
The best advice I can give is that you know the recipe is right when you are thriving in your author journey.