Writing quotes

Persistence Pays

Our writing quote for the week is pretty self-explanatory:

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success — but only if you persist. (Isaac Asimov, US science fiction novelist and scholar, 1920-1992)

Granted, some of the things we write deserve to stay buried in the back of your deepest drawer or hidden away on your highest closet shelf. But if everything we write gets stuffed in a corner and never again sees the light of day, we’ll never know if we’re improving and we’ll never be part of that small percentage of writers who actually get published. Keep plugging away on those drafts and keep working hard to find someone who will print them and share your words with the world!