Okay, so I'm not a huge sports fan when it comes to watching and following football or baseball or soccer. But I love watching sports. I love watching athletes in their payoff moment. This is something I talked with the teens about a few weeks ago.
The payoff for all the workouts, all the hours on the track and in the pool, all the pain, is coming. There will be tragedies and injuries, but there will also be huge moments of triumph. Gold medals will be won.
And I want to see it all. Watching an athlete achieve something they've been working for for years always moves me to tears.
It's the same for writing. Not everyone knows the hours spent behind a screen, in the cubicle at the library, the endurance of critiques and revisions. But I do. And when that book comes out?
Major payoff moment.
So yes, the Olympics remind me so much of writing. If only I had the body of a swimmer. Ha!
What do you liken to writing? Have you been watching the Olympic trials?
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