This is a great article on perseverance.
There’s a picture floating around Facebook of a guy eagerly digging a tunnel in search of diamonds. He’s been at it a long time and finally gives up. We can see the whole picture and know that just a few more plunges of his pickaxe will unleash the diamonds. He doesn’t know that. He’s tired and he walks away. Just before the reward.
Writing is like that. We work feverishly for long hours, never knowing when the reward is coming. We struggle. We run out of energy. We want to give up and do something easier. There is so much that gets in the way of our writing. For some, it’s a day job. For others, it’s family commitments. Still others deal with writers block. Or we hit a dry season. Whether good or bad, there is much in life that drains our energy. Learn more.