I posted this on FB so I apologize for the duplication with my FB friends. I credit this post to a great and wise man, Joseph B. Wirthlin, who said:

“Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it; so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success? A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed a hopeless failure may turn into a glorious success. … There is no defeat except within, no really insurmountable barrier save one’s own inherent weakness of purpose”

Creative writing can be daunting at times. You look at a blank word document page and try to create something worthwhile to put there. Or, I look at something I have already written and … it stinks. It ain’t always as easy as some might believe to get meaningful words on a blank page. But quitting is never an option. Perseverance is a key to opening the door of success in any endeavor; especially for creative writers.