As an official for the “glass is half full optimists” there is something wonderful about being positive.  Speaking from personal experience once you stand a safe distance from the negative naysayers in your life you will have a sense of empowerment.  It’s important because you will need the positive energy to succeed especially as a writer.  As we know unless you’re surrounded by writers most people don’t understand the process and they don’t ask about it on a regular basis.  This is not rocket science it’s as simple as beginning and ending your day with positive optimism regardless of what is happening.  A dear friend and I exchange one sentence messages each day; the rules are simple.  Send a text or leave a voicemail that is one sentence long, layered with a positive or humerous phrase.  Anything else must be discussed live within 2 days or its forever not a discussion point.  LA Carlson