If you’re a writer who has spent years trying to get published, it’s normal to occasionally think about giving up. After all, how nice to quit feeling guilty when you can’t find the time to write or revise. How lovely to spend time with friends and family instead of with your computer. How freeing to trash the spreadsheet you use to keep track of all your submissions and rejections.
But then again, you wouldn’t have hung in there this long if you didn’t love writing, or have a desire to be published. So for those times when frustration makes you think about walking away, get a poster like this and place it in a prominent place.
Success requires hard work, patience, and persistence. The person who wins is the one who doesn’t quit. In this case, the writer who keeps writing after so many others drop out has a better chance of getting published.