don’t you QUIT

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You know every one of Miss Snark’s blog posts, you don’t care if she went dark years ago. In fact, you still believe she’s out there. Waiting to get you. You still troll Nathan Bransford’s Orange Goodness before you make a move and Query Tracker has lost it’s shine. It’s time for the credo.

Writing is hard. If the process was easy, we’d all be cranking out book deals.


Don’t You Quit.

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit-Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Frustrated writer

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a fellow turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out. Don’t give up though the pace seems slow -You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;

A woman showing frustration at her computer

Often the struggler has given up When he might have captured the victor’s cup; And he learned too late when the night came down, How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are,


It might be near when it seems afar;


So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit -It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

What’s it gonna be?


7 thoughts on “don’t you QUIT

    elsie elmore said:
    April 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

    *applause* Wonderful.
    Success is failure turned inside out –
    The silver tint in the clouds of doubt — love it.


    abbyjreed said:
    April 19, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I did the same theme for Q today too!! Great minds…. 🙂


      jmledwellwrites responded:
      April 19, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      LOL They sure do Miss Abby! We seem to be on the same plane these days in so many writing ways…I’m glad we’re sharing the ride.


        abbyjreed said:
        April 20, 2014 at 9:52 am

        Meeee too 🙂


    tericonnolly said:
    April 29, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Love it! Made me laugh this morning before coffee and pen “the silver tint in the clouds of doubt’ !!


      jmledwellwrites responded:
      April 29, 2014 at 10:16 am

      I have to read it more times than I care to admit and remember unanswered prayers…lol thanks for stopping in!


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