Over in the comments trail of one of Miss Snark's posts, author Jenna Black writes this gem:
It would be a great pity to give it all up after only one book, no matter how many rejections that book garners. My “first” novel, which is coming out in September from Tor, was actually the 18th novel I'd completed. After going through all that toil and rejection, I now have four books under contract. A writing career is a marathon (or maybe even one of those iron-man races), not a sprint.
I think this segues nicely from yesterday's discussion. 🙂 Patience, perseverance, persistence. Yep, it works if you just stick with it. Learn and grow and keep writing.
Ack! Alas! Running metaphors! Urgle!
Get your running shoes and don’t be late! 🙂
Nice new look. Been a while since I stopped by, hope all is well.
That really is a great quote.. I absolutely love it… I’ll have to keep that Iron Man race in mind when my own writing career isn’t moving like I think it should.. 😉
Hi, RJ! Great to see you. Things are going pretty good here. Howzit with you? (Howzit is Hawaiian pidgin and probably self-explanatory.) 🙂 I like this look too. I think I’m satisfied for once. 🙂
Hi, Candice! It is a great quote, huh? I just love it. I’m not a marathoner, but I did run an 8 mile race back in February. I remember the determination and the physical stamina needed to get to the end. It was hard, but rewarding, and I have to remember that with my writing career.