Don’t Give Up

Someone told me that Davis Bunn said that if he didn’t get his quota of words done one day, he did not add them to his next day’s quota. He accepted the fact that he’s human and began the next day determined to meet his daily amount of words to write without a thought for yesterday’s loss. I’ll bet he doesn’t do that very often though. 🙂 I’m paraphrasing this person who quoted Davis Bunn. I have no way of checking this quote, so I hope it’s right.

I did not get my five hours of writing in today, or my three hours of housework. I went through the day with my normal routine before the conference. I felt a little grouchy over this new schedule. Then I read a novel for about two hours. Tomorrow I intend to start over. 🙂

If Davis Bunn can begin again, surely I can, too. We’re all human, after all. I did continue work on the young adult novel I’ve been working on for over seven years. I feel closer to the end of it, although if a publisher accepts it, I know the editor will want revisions. That is what I hear always happens. I’m all for it. My emotions may get in the way, but that’s okay.

I’ve decided more than once in my life to stick with a hard choice. Sometimes I talk to myself. “Don’t give up.” When I read Winston Churchill’s quote to the English people during WWII about never giving up, I get a thrill throughout my bones.

On a cork board in plain sight are the words, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5
God’s word encourages me often. I hope this blog finds you well.

0 thoughts on “Don’t Give Up

    1. It sure is. I am looking forward to reading more in your book, “ABC’s of Who God Says I Am.” I just read a couple of pages and then ran to worship practice. I will continue in the morning. 🙂
      I love the verse about “His mercies are new every morning.” I guess I’ve paraphrased that thought from Lamentations 3: 23, 24, which talks about God’s compassions never failing. Thanks for your comment. God bless. 🙂

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