No matter how much luck you have –or don’t have– if you never give up, perseverance will win you the day.
Perseverance means to not give up. It’s effort, tenacity, and persistence to do something and keep doing it until the end, even if it’s super hard or feels impossible.
No matter what stage of writing I find myself in, there are always moments when doubt creeps in or it feels impossible to get through or continue. Those are the moments we dig deeper and push through.
Sometimes we face obstacles like writer’s block, plot corners, dead ends, self-doubt, imposter syndrome or even anticipatory anxiety for all the work that comes after the story is written. It would be easy to give up, but there is no reward in quitting. So we persevere, we pull up our socks and march on.
For me giving up isn’t an option. I want to publish my books, I want to find a Literary Agent and work with them to achieve my dream. So that is what I will do. That may not be everyone’s goal, there are different methods of getting a book published. It doesn’t matter which way you go as long as it is your way. It’s harder to quit if you are pursuing your dream the way you want to do it.
Other writers don’t need to follow your path and you don’t need to follow theirs.
That said, remember, someone else’s path may not mirror yours, that doesn’t make them wrong and you right, it doesn’t make you wrong and them right, it makes you both determined to get where you want to be. Focus on your journey, support others and they will support you, so when you find a writing roadblock in your path, you can help each other over or around it.