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michael-seidel's picture
May.31.2013
I spent half an hour talking a co-worker down this morning. He's the new one on the team.  Been with us for what, nine months?  Must be irony there. He came here overflowing with optimism and waxing on about the determination to fix things. As my Red Room friend, Jane, wrote when she...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.15.2012
Ah, persevere. My fickle lover, taunting me one day, drawing my ire, then supporting me, willing me on. I have trouble quitting things.  It's my one weakness.   I don't like quitting.  I don't quit.  I suspend work, put it on hold, promise to finish it later, but I don't quit....
james-hoch's picture
Nov.04.2012
Throughout the years, life presents us with many hurdles to overcome. I am sure everyone has encountered something that has pushed their buttons so hard to make them mega upset and discouraged that they just want to throw in the towel, bag it, chuck it all, yell hasta la vista, baby … well, you get...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.21.2012
I gave up this morning. Twice. I have some regrets and second thoughts about it, since I'd just posted about not giving up.  Now I confess my sin, I've given up.   Cold sunshine rules the 36 F day.  Feels good as I walk, gloved up, coat and sweater on, cheeks, nose and ears demanding...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.21.2012
Giving up is just so, so hard.  Saying, I quit, is difficult.  It's words that I have a hard time muttering.  It's probably my one weakness. I learned through Facebook that a friend's beautiful gray and white cat, Lizzie, went missing in Ohio.  She was very worried and upset....
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.10.2012
"Don't give up," people say. "Stick it out. Don't quit. Quitters never win and winners never quit." Sorry, I do disagree. I admire the quitters. I envy them. Yes, I'm guilty of quitting envy. See, I can't quit. I can put things on hold, stop working on it, come back to it later, but I can't quit....
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Mar.08.2012
I would like to tell you something about my time as a published author; setting objectives as an author has not been easy for me or anybody else who dreams about being an author. I’m not speaking for anybody else, but me.   Remember that obstacles are forces that make you grow; it’s the way...
pavel-somov's picture
Jan.08.2012
The antismoking crusade was ready to grasp anything that could demonize smoking, and in 1988 the US Surgeon General declared on his own authority that smoking was an enslaving addiction and that nicotine was a drug of abuse equal to crack cocaine. On its face the statement was and is...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Mar.11.2009
I don't know what to do. I've been thinking, lately, that I might give up on fiction. At least as a serious endeavor. My questions to me: Was it naive of me to think it would be something I'd earn a living doing? There are the select few who have "made it," and who were able to write one...
ernie-j-zelinski's picture
Jan.27.2009
In my speech about The Joy of Not Working that I made to 2,000 members of the National Turkish Society for Quality in Istanbul on November 26th, one of the success principles that I covered was "Practice the Art of Nonfinishing." The whole point of this topic was that people don't quit...