Quit

Q? What am I going to write about for the letter “Q?” Maybe I thought I’d have quit by now. I’m not generally a quitter. I could be described more as wishy washy. I make up a decision, and then sometimes I change my mind. Sometimes it’s too late at that point to actually be changing my mind. But quit–no, not me!

I’ve thought about quitting writing. Several times. I have all the usual author complaints.

But it’s hard

I don’t want to rewrite. 

My first draft is awesome, do I really have to put more work into it? (Said nobody ever!)

I put hours and hours of work into something and only 20 people read and review my books! 

Plus, the doubt. I’ve written about that before. Let me tell you something, writers don’t become successful by quitting. They become successful by coping with lots rejection. They become successful by plowing through the edits, even when looking at their piece one more time makes them want to vomit. They become successful by submitting over and over again, until someone accepts their work and believes in as much as they believe in themselves.

It takes ONE person to make a writer successful. The writer, herself.

Don’t quit!

8 thoughts on “Quit

  1. I felt I would have quit by now too but coming this far… I can’t give in now. I admire your persistence. The way you have been writing about your feelings about writing makes it a little easier for others. Keep it up!

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  2. I didn’t think I’d make it this far in the a-z challenge. As far as other projects, well, I may have quit and started up a few times! Gotta work on that! -http://50andfabulousblog.blogspot.com

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  3. Its easy to avoid quitting when you don’t set yourself specific goals … just ask the master (or am I the mistress?) I am pleased with how far I’ve come with this challenge, but am suffering from frustration with the (lack of) speed with other objectives. But not quitting …

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  4. I thought about quitting many times, especially between week two and three, but I’m too stubborn to quit! I often wondered, “Why did I do this?” and “What, was I thinking…doing this with two blogs?” I think I got my second wind now and I’m ready to finish! Great post! 🙂

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    • I know! I don’t know how you’re doing this with two blogs, but I give you huge props. If I was a scheduler, I’d write and schedule these early on, but unfortunately I’m not. It may have been helpful this week!

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