Monday, July 9, 2012

Don't Ever Quit Writing......

Valerie J. Steimle

In our normal living from day to day, life gets busy and we set aside our writing goals of the future. I'm right in the middle of organizing a manuscript that needs to be ready for publication by the end of August. With all of my summer activities, it is difficult to keep on track. Sometimes it is easy to get very distracted. Sometimes life calls us away to do other things, but the most important virtue a writer can have is DETERMINATION.  Don't Quit!!! Just be determined when you have a load of other people and activity calling you away find some time....somewhere when you can write. When life takes us on a journey in a different direction, we need a little boost to get us back on track.  Although it's beach weather for the next few months, serious writers--that is all of us--can organize our time to write, write, write!!!  
We can't do it all at once.  We have families and friends to spend our time and those are great opportunities. We just need to be determined to keep our writings going.....

 I received this poem a while ago through an email. I wish I had written it but I didn't. The author is unknown, but it is a great shot in the arm and we all need that once in a while. This poem gives it to us.


When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When 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.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd 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;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are -
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

We all need a way to remember what is important to us as writers and authors. We all need that reminder to never give up.  So as we go through our summer months into the fall season, we should remember to fight the "fight when you’re hardest hit—when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit". 
Don’t ever quit writing.


  1. I think I "quit" writing once a day. Lucky for me, I seem to forget that fact by the next morning.

  2. LOL....I think we all do that Jamie---It's called taking a break!!