I found this today on Facebook (posted by the author) and I shared it in several writers’ groups. And then I realized that you might like it too.
Art and Fear is not a book for NaNo; it’s the one you’ll need after that. In December or January, once the sweep and swing of NaNo have disappeared. When the floodlights are turned off and you are left alone in the dark with your manuscript and your fear.
Quitting is fundamentally different from stopping.
The latter happens all the time. Quitting happens once.
Quitting means not starting again—and art is all about starting again.
David Bales and Ted Orland, Art and Fear
A search shows that I’ve written about this subject before. Now you know why!
Today will you join me in starting over twice? That’s the secret. “Never give up, never surrender!”