Be Persistent (tips on how to do so)
Long story short, I'm still writing.
Longer update: I'm closing in on finishing edits on my current WIP (work in progress). Yes, it's taking a bit longer than I'd hoped, but I'm not giving up. I withdrew my proposal from a publishing house that had it in the queue for consideration after I attended an editing webinar. I think my book is better for the effort.
If you know me at all, you know I'm persistent and I always see things through. Don't imagine it's easy. It's not. It's easy to become discouraged when you think your journey should be further along than it seems. But we need to remember to say a prayer and persevere in our efforts.
Here are some tips to help you persist toward your goal:
Keep yourself spiritually charged. Remember Who your writing partner is. We are called by God, and He is faithful to us.
Journal spiritual thoughts about your writing life, story idea, etc.
Write a prayer for your writing journey.
Write daily, if possible. If I "don't have time," I'll try to write at least 50 words. I always exceed that goal.
Give yourself a break, when needed. It does no good to push on when you're physically, mentally, or emotionally tired.
Don't wait for a huge accomplishment to be proud of yourself. Be proud of yourself for each step you take and every effort you make toward your goal.
Don't wait until you publish your book or get a contract to be proud of yourself. Be proud of yourself every time you sit down to the keyboard or read a book on craft or go to a seminar. Be proud of every step you take to meet your goal.
Write on, friends. Write on!