Different things made it difficult. Do any of these sound familiar?
- Self doubt
- Lack of focus
- Lack of plot direction
If you're a writer, you've experienced at least one of those roadblocks in your work. What sets most published writers from pre-pubbed can be summed up in one word: perseverance. As Thomas Edison said, "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent persperation."
What keeps you going when you're ready to give up? Some things that helped me reach my goal:
- Trusting this is God's work--not my skill
- Work on one project at a time (kudos to those who can do more!). Use those between-book lags to to benefit.
- Work and rework the plot and characters until they work
- Accept risk as a consequence of growth
Whatever happens with this story (an editor requested the full manuscript)--I have succeeded in pushing past my fears.
Do you have a project that you're ready to abandon? What makes you feel that way? What can you do differently to finish it and move on?
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