"Never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill
Churchill's words fill our hearts with determination and vigor. He enthuses the weakened and the weary. He energizes the down and the dormant. He offers a single spark of encouragement mixed with a slice of endurance.
You need that as a writer. You know it. I know it. We both know why.
On any given day, you can innocently open your mailbox or click on your inbox and there it is right before your own eyes. Rejection stares you right in your face. It sits there and stares at you without a single inkling of mercy.
You want to quit. You want to walk away and never write again. Yet, much to your own chagrin, you feel driven to continue writing. You cannot let loose of the need to express yourself through your words. Creative expression stills lurks within your veins. You would be miserable without it.
Don't live with writer's remorse. Write freely. Do not let anyone deter you from your dreams. Stick with it. The remedy is not found in caving in to what others have to say. resolve to endure through the mess that Oscar Wilde put up with time after time. Be sure to stand firm like Henry David Thoreau did when he spoke out against governmental atrocities. Make sure that you do not hold your tongue, speaking up in the creative spirit like Upton Sinclair did through The Jungle and Oil. Never give up. Never give in.