On a regular bases I have people tell me that I should quit writing. Not because I don’t have talent but because it is a hard career. I have been told that it is by luck that people make a living writing. They say that it’s a hard road of rejection and self-loathing.
I have never taken the easy road in life. I have been drawn to the path that is a bit bumpier to travel. I am not afraid of rejection and any other form of mental cruelty just gives me more to write about in a future poem, story, or journal entry. For me to just quit on a dream that is within my reach is to quit on myself. That is something that I will never do.