In November last year Womagwriter posted the following quote, pinched from J A Konrath’s blog:
There's a word for a writer who never gives up: Published
It struck a chord with me at the time, and even though months have gone by, this remark keeps popping into my head.
It is a welcome visitor just now. At the moment I am smothered with work, a mountain of washing, a house that is buried under five years’ (of not more) of junk, the demands of three small (but lovely) children, and endless paperwork of other people’s making. As soon as I stop to write, the whole world crashes down around me, and the result (not surprisingly) lacks lusture.
I can imagine that these are the circumstances under which people consider giving up; but I’m not. Why? Because of JAK’s remark. Because the only way to be one of the two in three thousand slush-pile survivors is to keep going. And because I don’t want them writing on my grave: “Could have made it, but didn’t try hard enough.”
What’s your 'writing word of the moment'?
I have to tell you that the highlighter is Photoshoppery; I don't want you thinking I'd do that to my beloved dictionary.