You’re three-fourths of the way through the month, and not enough
paycheck words. Or maybe you’ve already finished the word count and now you’re wondering if the pig’s ear sitting in your hard drive could possibly ever be turned into a silk purse.
Ever see the movie Cool Runnings? If not, I’m sure you’ve seen another movie or television show with a similar ending: Plucky underdog makes valiant attempt to [fill in the blank] but cracks up or breaks down or is otherwise utterly incapable of winning. Nevertheless, that underdog pluckily carries on and completes the project or finishes the contest or whatever, even though he, she, they, or it must finish dead last. Maybe even dead dead. Success is attitude.
Now, get out there and write, dammit! Write one for The Gipper! Rah! Rah!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Losing becomes winning through attitude.