After savoring the wonderful Super Bowl win by my favorite team, the Green Bay Packers, I realized it didn’t come easy. After all, the Packers had fifteen players on injured reserve, including six important starters, and they had suffered a crippling loss to the lowly Detroit Lions in December where they couldn’t score any more than three points. It would have been easy to give up. Yet they won the Super Bowl! No won expected it, least of all me. Yet they persevered with the talent they had on board and with good coaching and personnel choices, they became confident they could win.
Writing is like that. We often can suffer from lack of confidence due to rejection or less than favorable reviews, but we have to keep going until we make it. I just read Christopher Kennedy Lawford’s book called “Symptoms of Withdrawal” where he said that actors only succeed because of perseverance. He said they just keep coming back. You could throw them out a window and they’d keep coming back! Something important for writers and anyone in any walk of life to remember. Never quit, no matter what the odds, no matter what others say. Go writers and Go PACK!