Jul 2, 2012

Encouragement from Writers to Writers

Writers everywhere.
It seems everyone wants to be a writer.
And yet
A prominent editor and agent stated,
"There are many writers...but few good writers."
So for those who are serious--
The road to publishing may be difficult
Riddled with barriers, rejections and discouragement.
But don't give up.

With prayer, perseverance and much hard work,
We'll succeed like others--
Who have gone before us.

Madeleine L'Engle did not give up.
A Wrinkle in Time was rejected 26 times and later won The Newberry Award.
She encouraged: "Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it."
        -- Madeleine L'Engle
The Help was rejected approximately 60 times.
Thankfully Kathryn Stockett did not give up.
                                     The Help has sold over 2  million copies, made the NY Times bestseller list for over 100 weeks and the movie grossed over $200 million.
Formerly "the dumbest kid in the class"
And a man of deep faith,
Dr. Ben Carson has accomplished the impossible
Many times over.
He became Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns-Hopkins
And was the first surgeon to separate siamese twins.
Dr. Carson has written 4 bestsellers and received 61 honorary doctorates.

He encourages:
"Successful people don't have fewer problems.
They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.” 
(--Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story) 

"With God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26).

Give Up."
--Winston Churchill