(if you're new it's not too late to start writing small stones - go here)
A post from the archive from Fiona:
Are you failing?
"I know that of what I've written so far, most are not actually small stones. Like I said at the beginning, maybe it's enough to write something every day, but I'm not even managing that. Have I failed already then? I don't think so. I am looking more closely and I am thinking more clearly, whether I write it down or not. So, I'm not going to beat myself up but be grateful for the space to reflect on such things. I've been in a pretty negative place lately and that has already changed. I'm feeling grateful for all sorts of things and a joy that has long been absent has reappeared. There are glimpses of hope and so I press on, trying to be more disciplined in my daily writing and reflecting on it's value. Perhaps other things have changed that might account for this change of heart, I don't know, but it seems to me that small stones are building new foundations."
This is from Ghost Writer at Lime Tree Legends.
I wonder who else out there might have started with good intentions and tailed off. Or missed a day and given up.
As Ghost Writer says, it doesn't matter. As writers (as people) the important thing is to begin again.
One small stone, or even ten seconds of looking for one, is better than none.
Do share your own experiences of perseverance (how to or how not to!) in the comments.