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I apologize for not getting a post up on Monday. I was hoping to, but things happened. Oh, well. I’m back to it today.

This week, we’re talking about not giving up.

As writers, a lot of us think about giving up at some point. I know I sure did. Well, we can’t. Things can start happening.

Personally, I was saving up for months for an editor that I wanted, and even after those several months, I was still nowhere close to having the amount of money that I needed.

I was so discouraged. I wanted to give up.

I thought about giving up for a long time. Then, things started changing. My publisher reached out to me, I gave her a call, and she directed me toward an editor that was actually in my price range.

I’m so glad I didn’t give up before then, because I never would have met them. I never would have been able to afford an editor and achieve my dream.

Never give up on this dream you have. If I had given up, I never would have been able to achieve this crazy dream of being a published author. Mind you, I’m not there yet, but now my final draft is done, and I will be there very soon.

I heard about one author who was published for ten years and didn’t do very well at all. She really thought about giving up, and was planning on it. Well, she did an interview that caught Oprah’s attention. So what happened? This author was invited to be on Oprah’s show. She never would have done that if she had actually given up.

Never give up. Things can always change for the better.

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