Regardless of impressions to the contrary, I think most of us fall into the latter category, big name authors included.
As writers we’re all at different aspects of our writing careers; no matter whether you’re multi-published by the traditional publishers, or self-published, or you’ve gone between those two extremes and published with a small press.
We all started at the same place…with a desire to see our written words in print.
In addition, everyone single one of us have to overcome obstacles in order to see our works-in-progress completed. A dear, dear friend is one of those who struggles to even get a few words written each day, depending on how her health is that day.
Writing – the essence of creating something unique, of telling a story and drawing the reader in – is her saving grace. So when she can, she’s at her keyboard working on the plot of a story, finding images of the main characters, doing research to make sure she has the facts straight. With major health problems, you can’t help but admire someone like that.
When I get depressed or upset with my lack of progress on a story, I simply look at my friend and think, “If she can do it, then what’s my excuse?” Um, none. No one thinks of themselves as a hero or a shining example. Except we affect more people than we realize simply by how we live.
You know, being too stubborn to give up is a good thing…especially where your writing is concerned.
It isn’t necessarily the most talented who ‘make it’ in the publishing world. It’s the people who hang in there, who keep pushing, who refuse to let life or circumstances keep them down.
So rise up and go WRITE my friends. 🙂