Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wish. Work. Laugh.

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
~ Reba McEntire 




This is so true for writing. 

First, we have to wish the dream. 

Then, we have to work and work and work and work
Start over. 
Work and work and work and work . . .

. . . which means, we need to have a good sense of humor and a lot of comic relief along the way.

Only the ones who are willing to hang on tight and to shrug off the inevitable criticism and rejections along the way will make it to the dream. 
Wish. Work. Laugh.

How is your funny bone holding up these days?

 

23 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

I try and laugh whenever I can - I think aging is reversed whenever we do. ;)

Susanne Drazic said...

Great quote.

My funny bone is a little tired right now. I think it will pep right up after I get in some more blog reading.
: )

Old Kitty said...

Mine definitely needs tickling!! Take care
x

Christine Danek said...

I'm doing better now. Thanks.

Deniz Bevan said...

Such a timely post, as I begin another round of edits! Hmm, I laugh a lot, but do I laugh while working on the MS? Maybe I should...

Pauline Barclay said...

Loved this post, it made me smile becasue I'm having a cranky day...thanks! x

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Great post and perfectly timed too. Thanks, Shannon. :D

Sara McClung ♥ said...

Oh, Shannon. YES. This is such an amazing quote--and ESPECIALLY about the funny bone. It's a hard thing to hold onto when things get rough, but it's so so so important to keep a sense of humor.

Hope you get to laugh a lot today <3

B Kaur said...

Watching comedies such as Zoolander and Anchorman is definitely keeping my funny bone in good shape. :)

Kelly said...

Thankfully my house is frequently filled with laughter. It certainly helps with all the uncertainty, waiting, and long nights with writing!

Carolyn V said...

That is so true. My funny bone feels a little overworked.

Katie Ganshert said...

Love that quote!

Candice said...

This so true! Reba always knows just how to put things!

Candyland said...

Humor is the single most attractive quality in a person. It can get you through anything.

anthony stemke said...

The three bones is great advice. My spouse is dealing with a new book and knows the value of laughter.

anthony stemke said...

The three bones is great advice. My spouse is dealing with a new book and knows the value of laughter.

Mary Aalgaard said...

I could use a few more laughs. Maybe a joke blogfest?

Heather said...

This is great advice, love it! My funny bone is doing great lately. I'm learning to relax and take myself less serious and it's been like a gift. :)

Meredith said...

Yay for the funny bone! I'm trying to develop mine in the face of revisions. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

The funny bone is one of the most vital pieces of anatomy we've got! Especially if we're teachers - it's the only way to survive and enjoy! :)

Kristen said...

I try to exercise my funny bone every week on my blog to keep myself from feeling too overwhelmed. It also reminds me that I can put a good sentence or two together.
Which reminds me...!
Great reminder!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Such great advice! I think all of these bones are necessary for a healthy, happy life on a path towards success.

ali said...

Ah, gotta love Reba. And I love this! Thanks Shannon

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