Do you ever wonder how some people seem to have everything going for them? It’s almost as if they have golden wishes. All they have to do is wish for something amazing and it is theirs.
A contest win, an agent, a contract . . .
The list goes on and on. We see them sit in the golden glow of realized wishes and get just a wee bit jealous. Okay, maybe you are better than me, but once and a while I get taken in by the green-eyed monster, jealousy.
I long for all those things that others seem to have with the snap of a finger.
BUT, things aren’t always as they seem. Let’s look to some angry piggies for some wisdom.
How To Wish Wisely On Your Writing Journey:
1. Think of what you wish for. When the piggies first approach the well they are thinking, looking inside the well and speaking. They are considering the possibilities. Notice that nothing really happens except they hear the echo of the well.
For the writer, this might be the stage where you dream of being a best-selling author, but you really haven’t done anything besides dream.
2. Put something into your wishes. The third pig that happens along recognizes something important. He has put some pre-planning into his wishes and brings something along to help the process.
A wisely wishing writer recognizes there is some planning before dreams come true. Books on craft are read, practice is put in and writing must happen. There is a finished manuscript you bring to the well.
Great resources for writers can be found during this stage at:
3. Wish Wisely! Once the piggy with the apples leaves, we see one of the others drop a hammer into the well. Was that ever a bad idea.
Writers must make sure that their manuscript is polished. You throw the wrong thing in the well and you won’t like how it turns out.
Also, recognize that you can wish for more than you are ready to handle. The apples were just in the right amount. Notice the glut of hammers and piggies that fell at the end? They were wishing for more than they could handle.
What do you do to help your wishes turn out for the best?