This post was written for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our encouragement or insecurities on the first Wednesday of the month, to join the group or find out more click here.
OPTIONAL IWSG DAY QUESTION:
What’s the one thing about your writing career you regret the most? Were you able to overcome it?
It’s a good question. My one writing regret was getting published so easily way, way back. I didn’t earn my bones and once my small indie publishers—there were three of them—closed their doors within months of each other; it left me shell-shocked.
It takes work to come back from something like this. I ride my motivation like waves on a rocky shore. Sometimes I feel strong and pound away at the rocks. Then there are other times when it ebbs away, and all is serene.
No matter how strong my motivation is, I try to remember:
“A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.”
—George M. Moore, Jr.
I admit my tries are separated by gaps where I regroup, but I’ll keep going. Trudged along until the stories stop coming.
I’m hoping to read some inspirational posts this round.
What’s kept you going before your success?