Winter is lonely and beautiful at the same time. Sometimes it's ugly and then all together lovely, just like writing. In the loneliness, we find our true voice for writing. In the despair of rejection, we see the ugly for what it is and, if we persevere, we learn how to write better until the voice is clearly heard.
Just when my discouragement is about to get the best of me, out of the blue comes a contract offer for a sequel to Candy Moon. This gave me a much-needed shot in the arm, the B12 of confidence I needed to keep going. If you are discouraged with your writing today, I pray you will find encouragement and the fortitude to keep going. Perseverance is a gift of the Holy Spirit. I pray you will receive this gift.