Keep perspective while working toward your goals.
I'm (still) striving toward another publishing contract. It's not easy. At this point, I wonder if I know how to write. True. It can be frustrating.
Anyway, I'm mature enough not to trust my emotions. I feel like throwing in the towel one day, like a deer in the headlights another, and like a conquering hero the next. It's a rollercoaster. But still, I press on.
This Bible verse helps me to keep pushing forward. Regardless of the outcome, my striving will benefit me. I'm being faithful to what I believe I was created to do. I'm still learning the craft. I'm still hanging out with other writers. I'm still attending writers conferences. I still read books and magazines on craft.
Maybe I just don't know how to quit.
Anyway, friends, dig deep and keep striving toward your goals. I'm not giving up, and neither should you.