Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Do The Impossible

21 Oct

Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to my blog. Colleen Chesebro is a writer, poet, and book reviewer. She hosts an inspiring event every Wednesday on her blog, Silver Threading, called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer and posting it on your blog. Check out her weekly wrap-up every Tuesday and be inspired by all the quotes.

Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and Colleen have joined forces! He has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts feel free to do so and link them to Colleen’s post. She will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up she does each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

The Writer Next Door-Writer's Quote Wednesday-Vashti Q

This quote resonated with me because it describes what I experienced when I began on the impossible journey of writing my first book.

From a very young age I’ve felt a passion for writing. In fifth grade I used to draw and write comic books and sell them for a quarter. It was becoming a lucrative business until the day I got caught by my teacher.

I was gifted a journal once and encouraged to write events of my daily life in it. Well, I became bored of that very quickly. I mean, how exciting is the life of an eleven year old with strict religious parents? So I  began making up stories. Everyday was an exciting adventure for me––in my journal. One day one of my sisters got ahold of my “diary” and read it. Afterward, she ran around the house holding my journal in her hand yelling, “Liar, liar pants on fire!” or something like that. It never occurred to me that I was lying. I was simply writing stories.

I’ve always written a lot of short stories. I even won an award for a short story I wrote in high school. Still, I didn’t consider myself a writer. I went on to graduate from high school and college. I became a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and began working shortly after passing my registry exam, but all along my passion for writing never subsided.

One day while cleaning I found a shoe box where I stored many of the short stories, including the one I wrote in high school, The Basement that won the award. A close friend at the time read it, enjoyed it and asked why I didn’t lengthen it into a novel. I laughed at the suggestion. Me, write a novel? I couldn’t do that––that was impossible. My friend insisted that if I could write a compelling short story, that meant I could write a novel. I giggled at the idea of being able to write a full length novel but that was fear and insecurity holding me back.

I pondered the idea for a while. One day I sat at my computer desk and began typing my story into a Microsoft word file––I was doing the necessary. As I typed I read the story and became inspired to change, delete and add ideas. Before I knew it I had added a thousand words. I became aware that it was possible! I wrote every day and was amazed how the words and storyline kept coming. I continued writing, inspired, excited, I knew I was doing what I was meant to do. Then as I stared at my computer screen at the finished draft I knew I had done the impossible. I had written a full length fiction novel and I finally realized I was a writer.

If you’ve ever dreamt of doing something but thought it impossible for you to achieve, give it try. You never know what you can do until you make the effort. So many people never realize their potential because they allow fear and insecurity to stop them before they even begin. Take a chance! You may surprise yourself. 😉

40 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Do The Impossible”

  1. Marje @ Kyrosmagica October 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    Nice to hear how it all started Vashti, glad you kept that shoebox and opened it to start your writing journey. 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

      Hi Marje! Thank you! I didn’t have the heart to discard any of them. Once opened it was like Pandora’s Box. Ha, ha! I’ve revised a few of those stories and posted them here on this blog. 😀 xx

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      • Marje @ Kyrosmagica October 22, 2015 at 2:45 am #

        I’ve lost the stories I wrote as a teenager and really wish I could find them, perhaps one day I will. It’s great that you’ve revised these and re-kindled them on your blog. 🙂 xx

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  2. ratnibbles October 21, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

    Superb, Vashti.. it’s good to know how and where it all started. im inspired.. I can see how much you enjoyed the journey. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 21, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

      Hello Meera! I’m so happy I inspired you! I did and still am enjoying the journey. Thank you! 😀 xx


  3. TanGental October 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

    It is interesting how it all starts, isn’t it? Never say never seems to be the writer’s motto. Lovely quote too.

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  4. Olga October 21, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    Wonderful personal story. I wondered about the unfortunate journal incident with your sister. Did the journal survive the years?

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 21, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

      No, unfortunately not. 😦 I’m sure I would have gotten some great ideas for stories from it. Oh well.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. stacilys October 21, 2015 at 10:45 pm #

    Love this Vashti. Truly do. You go girl. I have recently come to the realization that we need to just do it. Oftentimes we surprise ourselves, don’t we. Very encouraging quote and story. Thank you for it.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 23, 2015 at 10:36 am #

      Hi Staci! I’m very happy the post was encouraging for you. Mission accomplished. 😉 I think every time we think we can’t do something and we just do it, we surprise ourselves. 😀 xx

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      • stacilys October 23, 2015 at 11:53 am #

        It’s so true. I’ve been learning that these past couple of years. Great lesson to learn eh.
        Have an amazing weekend Vashti.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

        Thank you! You have a great weekend too! ❤

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      • stacilys October 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm #



  6. Greg October 21, 2015 at 11:44 pm #

    I love the quote. But I love your story more! 🙂 Have a blessed week, Vashti

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin October 22, 2015 at 4:35 am #

    What an inspirational lovely story … Live your dreams and don’t ever let them slip away Vashti xx

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  8. olganm October 22, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    Your friend was right. Yes, the only things we can’t achieve are those we never try.

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  9. Dave Goodlove October 22, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    Awesome, Vashti. What a great quote, too.

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  10. Silver Threading October 22, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    What a beautifully inspiring post (and quote!) about following your dreams. I can’t wait to get moved so I can get back to work on my book! Fabulous, Vashti! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 23, 2015 at 10:44 am #

      Hi Colleen! Thank you! I wish you all the luck in the world when it comes to your moving. I went through that just a few short months ago. I know it isn’t easy. I hope everything goes quickly and smoothly for you. There’s no better feeling than when you finish writing a book. Happy writing! 🙂 ❤


  11. aranislandgirl October 22, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    I love this background story of you Vashti. So encouraging and positive! It’s nice to look back and see how one got where they are. Thanks for sharing this great quote and your inspirational words. Xx

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 23, 2015 at 10:48 am #

      Hello Melissa! I’m so happy you enjoyed the quote and backstory. You’re very welcome and thank you for visiting, reading, and commenting. I love it! 😀 xx


  12. Lisa Ehrman (@Lasehrman) October 27, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    It’s wonderful that you’re able to follow your dreams and write. Your personal path to finding your passion, was so fun to read about. Thanks for sharing this story at Together on Tuesdays 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 28, 2015 at 10:10 am #

      Hi Lisa! Thank you. I feel happy and blessed to be able to pursue my dream of writing. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. It was fun linking up with you. 🙂


  13. JESS44903 October 28, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    I love that quote, it’s great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. teagan geneviene October 29, 2015 at 5:37 am #

    Wonderful post, Vashti! Very inspiring on this “thriving Thursday.” Mega hugs!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Gaye @CalmHealthySexy October 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    I love this quote and your story, Vashti. Thanks for sharing it with the Let’s Get Real Party. This will be my featured post at this week’s party.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

      Hi Gaye! Thank you! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. That’s wonderful! 😀 xx


  16. Janice October 30, 2015 at 12:43 am #

    I enjoyed reading about your writing story and it’s so fortunate that you got a nudge to explore your talent..to give it time and attention.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 30, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

      Hello Janice! Thank you. I’m grateful to have gotten that nudge. I guess things happen when they’re meant to happen. 😉

      Liked by 1 person


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