Now for the word of the day is...
1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
2. Theology . continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.
Now while two definitions are given here I could change the second definition to fit this blog by changing a few words to read- 2. Continuance through turmoil to the end, leading to publication.
Many would-be authors dream,or start a book but never complete it. So many authors do not edit thoroughly. This is probably the most daunting task next to finding an agent or publisher facing authors. Many give up the hope of publishing after a few rejections. It takes perseverance in spite of all of this.
I often talk about the hats I wear and they are many as an indie published author. I am the writer, the editor, the formater, the proofreader, the cover designer, the layout exec, the marketer, the public relations firm, and mother/wife/grandmother/pastor. It isn't easy, but I do it by choice.
If you decide to follow in my footsteps, be forewarned. There is nothing to stop you except you yourself. There is also a no greater reward for a job well done.
Do you have perseverance or have what it takes to persevere?
Keep writing and loving the Lord.