How do you know when you’ve tried hard enough?
When you’ve succeeded.
There are times when we need to change our course, but there is no time to surrender.
In a few days, I’ll be participating in a blog hop for authors. As I went through my list of fellow writers on Twitter, I visited their websites, some I hadn’t been on for quite a while.
There was a particular writer I had in mind who seemed to be a kindred spirit. I remembered a tweet from her, from over a year ago, when she had received her first full request from an agent. She had been so excited!
Sadly, when I went to check on her very elaborate and beautiful website, it had been abandoned. She hadn’t posted since 2011. I hope everything is okay, and that she hasn’t given up on her dream.
A member of my writing group recently said after her latest rejection, “My mind tells me to be a warrior, but my heart is weaker.” I told her I knew in a short time, her heart would catch up. She is a warrior, and I have no doubt she will make it.
Staying the course is hard. Like the saying goes, if you feel you’ve reached the end of your rope, tie a knot in it, and hold on!
Wishing you all the stamina you need to pursue your dreams!