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 doesnโ€™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 donโ€™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. ๐Ÿ˜€ — Suzanne

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