My oldest is finally old enough to join the taekwondo classes held here at our school. Master Kim already has him kicking, punching and doing jump kicks. Doesn't he look cute in his uniform? (Okay, so I'm bias!)
Right now I'm deep in revisions on Chosen Warrior at nights and drafting my new novel in early mornings. As you can imagine, taekwondo is full on my brain. And as I'm deep in the world of ancient and modern martial arts, I realize there are some things that I as a writer can learn from this.
Here are some quotes from my novel that I think can be related to writing:
"I have already been to the top, mediated and watched you make fools of yourselves. Look at the sun. It is setting, as is the first day of your quest."
I suppose I better turn the TV off and start writing!
"Those worthy to learn our secret craft must train their mind, spirit and body."
This seems to be the mantra of all agents and editors- don't you think?
"Your injuries will remind you that to be a warrior(writer) means pain and sacrifice."
This is how I feel after a rejection.
"Trust the journey of your past to give you the fulfillment of your future."
Don't let those rejections get you down. They are pushing you to become a better writer.
And if that wasn't enough on taekwondo for you, check out Carmella's post "I'm going to keep training" at the MiG Writer's site.