Tuesday Thoughts And Women's History Month
Hi Friends, As you know, March is Women's History month. I want to shine light on some of our trail blazers that we might not be aware of. These women went before us, stepped into their calling and did what they were meant to do with their gifts. Let's shine a light on Pearl S. Buck. She was born in 1892 in West Virginia but spent many years in China where her parents served as missionaries. She went to the Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia and graduated in 1914. After her marriage to John Buck, she moved back to China where she gathered the material she would later use to write The Good Earth and other stories of China. Below is an excerpt from her biography:
In 1931, John Day published Pearl's second novel, The Good Earth. This became the best-selling book of both 1931 and 1932, won the Pulitzer Prize and the Howells Medal in 1935, and would be adapted as a major MGM film in 1937. Other novels and books of non-fiction quickly followed. In 1938, less than a decade after her first book had appeared, Pearl won the Nobel Prize in literature, the first American woman to do so. By the time of her death in 1973, Pearl would publish over seventy books: novels, collections of stories, biography an autobiography, poetry, drama, children's literature, and translations from the Chinese.
She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
What an accomplishment! May she inspire you to write the book that is inside of you. Imagine the hardships she had, and therefore, be thankful for all the conveniences that you have today. Maybe some of those conveniences are actually standing in your way because they are distractions. You don't have to set out to write a New York Time's Best Seller. Maybe you just need to feel inspired at this moment. Do you have the longing to write? I had a client who started writing poetry again. It fills her soul. It helps her process things. I have a friend who always wanted to write a book and I told her that I would encourage her to start it. What do you need to start today? Start small, and keep at it. See what you can accomplish once you set your heart and mind to doing it. If you need accountability, start an accountability group with other writers. I am sure they exist already! Do you need better time management? Do you need to get away to write? Whatever it is that you need, plan for it and just get started. That's probably the hardest part. And if all those old beliefs pop up, like... "Who am I to write a book?" "I am not good at this." "I never follow through with anything." "Thats too hard." ...that's when you contact me to change those old pesky beliefs and I can help you transform them.
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Until next time,
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