I ran across this quote today:
“If you can quit, then quit. If you can't quit, you're a writer.”
Not only is this guy a prolific writer, he's a person that happens to be correct. I keep trying to hammer home this point to my writing friends. If you're not in this for the long haul then you're probably destined for failure. Why only today, one of my dear friends told me about a mutual writing pal who has decided that trying to be a professional screenwriter is too hard. And, this person recently won a coveted top ten screenplay contest, yet has quickly become discouraged. Whereas, I'd be milking that win as a promotional tool like a Holstein on a dairy farm.
I just received a right to shop offer from a well-known agency with an incredible track record. This offer is for a repackaged project I began in 2012 and I thought was dead and buried. That's hardly an overnight success. But I guess it further supports my belief that the folks who succeed at this game are the ones left standing after others have long since left the playing field.
What say you my S32 denizens?