Research has shown that those who succeed have the quality of what we would call grit – ability the shake off the negative and keep going – perseverance in the face of failure.
Do you, indie author, have it?
When you receive a bad review … do you have true grit?
When you haven’t made a sale in days … do you have true grit?
When you can’t see the path ahead that would allow you to write full time … do you have true grit?
When you stare at a blank page for an hour … do you have true grit?
When your family patronizes you with another smile concerning your writing … do you have true grit?
When every single literary agent in the world think they could get leprosy from you via email … do you have it?
When you write something that you know just isn’t very good … ?
When you simply have NO time for promotion and your wonderful new book is languishing in a marketing black-hole … do ___ ____ it?
When doubts creep in and you start to question whether you have the right stuff to make it as a writer or not, ____ you _____ true _____?
Do you have true grit?
It’s a choice. Sometimes it’s painful, hopeless, and seemingly pointless.
But you’ll never make it if you don’t keep going.
And if you love to write, what choice do you really have?