Monday, August 1, 2011

Writers Persevere! Everyone Else Gives Up!

Recently, Rick Bylina posted his "Yahooooooooooooooo" on Internet Writing Workshop.  After years of perseverance, One Promise Too Many is published and he wrote,
"My debut novel is now available on Smashwords  and soon to be available elsewhere."
Rick always notes, and is liberally quoted as saying,
"Writers write! Everything else is a guideline."
No Writer would quibble with that. However, there's a coda, as Gary Presely, another author who also persevered to publish his book, Seven Wheelchairs: A Life Beyond Polio , reminds us,
"Writers persevere! Everyone else gives up! Persevere in the face of aggressive critiques, personal attacks, rejections, and self-doubts."
Congratulations to these Writers!  Visit their websites: Rick Bylina,, and Gary Presley,

1 comment:

Rick Bylina said...

Thanks, Mona. And it's true. Writers must write, and persevere, because, well that's how writers grow in their writing. Yeah, it's painful at times, because it is not a straight uphill climb. There's a lot of failure built into any success.