The Writer’s Journey—Staying the Course From Newbie to Master

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Some of you may or may not know that I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. BJJ is unique in that there are only FOUR colored belts (blue, purple, brown, black) and new practitioners are a white belt for roughly a year an a half before they can test for blue. I just earned my blue belt last Thursday. This is no small feat, seeing as how I am the ONLY female in a dojo of males much larger and most far younger than I am.

My first fight as a blue and SERIOUSLY? I get TYLER? My first fight as a blue and SERIOUSLY? I get TYLER?

The parallels for BJJ and writing are profound though. In the beginning it really doesn’t seem all that difficult. Yeah, you just grab that leg, pull that knee, sure! Got it. Then? Once you get on the mats?

*head explodes*

The more you learn, the more you come to know how much you don’t know.

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4 thoughts on “The Writer’s Journey—Staying the Course From Newbie to Master

    • You’re welcome, Diana. I was behind on reading her posts so reblogged this one, tweeted one, and emailed a couple to my daughter who’s trying to break into scriptwriting. I’m glad you enjoyed it. If I was in the U.S., I’d probably join her writer’s group. I only wish I could go to her workshops. Tonight is New Years Eve here, so I’ll wish you and yours Happy New Year 2016. You mentioned your grandson’s tractor was a push car. My son had a “space shuttle”. One of the first things my daughter did after taking her first steps was to go over and climb onto it. 😀 — Suzanne

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