I love a story where the characters go on a quest! Ahh! It's so exciting (or at least it should be!) Adventure, surprises, loss, hope, struggle.... you name it!
So why not look at life (or... your writing) as a quest! It is, isn't it?
And what kind of hero or heroine will you be? Will you let your readers down by giving up? By quitting? Or will you be the hero of your own story? Will you persevere, defying all obstacles until you are published?
Yes, I might be being a little dramatic, but there are times as writers when we are ready to throw in the towel and give up on the journey. As a writer... you should know better. Who wants to read a book where there is no hero? Where everyone gives and doesn't persist through the struggle? NO ONE! And... if we quit, there will be no book of ours for anyone to read anyway.
"Hero's go on journeys, confront dragons and discover the treasure of their true selves." Carol Lynn Pearson
So be the hero of your own journey! Confront the dragons... whatever they might be and discover all that you're capable of!
What keeps you going when things get hard?