Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dealing with disappointment

Disappointment can be hard.

I’ve had some disappointing moments over the past couple of months.

And when you’re in the middle of that disappointment, it’s hard to see beyond it, to know that eventually you’ll come out of it, life goes on, and it will all be okay.

When you’re there, surrounded by it, it’s all you can do to just make it through the day. What works best for me is to lose myself in exercise and music alternated with cozy sessions with my journal, where I write down words and brainstorm new story ideas.

Because here’s the thing, people. The thing we must try to remember, in the midst of that disappointment.

There are ALWAYS new stories to tell.


I’m happy to say that I’ve made it through.

Believe it or not, I’m now thankful for that disappointment! Isn’t that amazing? I’m actually THANKFUL for it! Because I am now writing a story that I love with my WHOLE, ENTIRE HEART.

I had forgotten what it was like to write a book with this much love in your heart for the story you are telling.

I was trying to write with other things in mind, none of which were really love. When I write a book from that sincere place of love, I firmly believe there will be others who love it too.

So, excuse me if I say farewell to you. My love is calling to me, and I cannot keep it waiting!!


  1. Go you! =D I've had some disappointment of my own recently and am setting work aside to get some reading/reviewing and critiquing done.

    I'm glad you're moving forward and hope all goes well. =)

  2. Thank you for this! I'm still working on building thankfulness for my three drawer novels - but know that the new one on sub is my favorite book yet! I feel so much more for this mc than for any of the others.
    Also, wanted to tell you my daughter came home from her school's book fair with your CUPCAKE book yesterday and she's LOVING it! I grinned and told her "I sort of know that author"!!
    Here's to stories and characters we truly LOVE!
    xo Laurie (YAchicka from Blueboards!)

  3. Inspiring post. I love to find solace in writing. Sometimes, just getting my thoughts out on paper, I can step away from the situation and look at it from an outside point of view, and life seems more manageable.

  4. Awww. inspiring post for sure! Thanks!!!

  5. This is a great post. Sometimes it feels like the only thing we'll experience again is disappointment. But it too, shall pass. :)

  6. Great post Lisa! SOOOOOO Happy to hear you're working on a project you love. Can't wait to read it!

  7. Way to go, Lisa! Anything with that much passion put into it sounds just like a book I'd like to read.

  8. Thanks everyone. I think no matter where you're at in your career, there will always be some disappointment in this business. We must learn how to deal with it, move on, and keep writing! :)