Tuesday, 17 July 2012


Spent last week at Silverstone, British Grand Prix, amazing time but there is a lesson to be learnt here, yes, even from Motor racing and that is one of perseverance. The drivers and events kept going in spite of conditions as this photo is evidence of. So many events have been cancelled up and down the country because of the freak weather conditions but not the Grand Prix. I suppose you could be sarcastic and say that the drivers are handsomely rewarded for their persistence but it still takes a certain skill to drive in these sort of conditions even if the remunerations are rather overstated.

Writing also takes a certain skill and persistence even if the remunerations on this front aren't so great - mind you, you might easily question whether they're quite as good for the rest of motor sport or these guys aren't just the JK Rowlings of their craft? Maybe the weather isn't such a driving force for us, although gloomy weather can result in a gloomy uninspired writer. However, perhaps it is persisting when the weather is gloomy or the writer feels gloomy, uncreative and just plain fed-up. I know that feeling well. I feel it now. Will my writing ever see the light of day or really matter to anyone else? Who knows? But like those F1 drivers I'm going to push on through the rain and hope for a dry race on the day which was what they got. God willing maybe the book I'm writing at the moment will see have a final successful day too. I hope and pray so.

1 comment:

  1. Very true. We had a family motto when the children were young, 'Usque Proficiens' keep going forward (meaning becoming more proficient as you do). Your book will have a final, successful day - keep going.