We Will Write

My friends, we will write.

Everyone Else: This isn't just like a journey to a bookstore, where you summon your credit card and buy all of the books that speak to you. This is writing.

My fellow writers have defeated their armies and they have succeeded. We will just be writing. My friends, have you forgotten all that we have done together?

J.K. Rowling, who was rejected by 12 publishers for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, did she give up when she was told "not to quit her day job?"

C.S. Lewis, was he not rejected over 800 times before getting anything published and is not now The Chronicles of Narnia published in 47 languages?

Louisa May Alcott, was she not told to give up her dream of publishing Little Women and is not still in print 140 years later?

Stephen King, the man who has terrified millions, was he not told to stop writing after giving up on his first book?

E.L. James... no.

Writing alone is folly. I have known many great writers who have passed beyond because they attempted to write on their own. They fought nobly, but they were forced to give up. Writing is not for the faint of heart. Without my fellow Avengers, I would find it harder than I would like to do this. Join this community of writers! Connect with others on social media sites, share your pain and your success in all of your battles.

Sometimes, those fellow writers, will help with your ideas and inspire you. I have a friend who shared a video from the Inter of Nets, that inspired me to write a novel that I am very proud of.

My fellow Avengers spoke to you about your ideas this month - how to find them, how they morph and change. But the important part to remember is not to give up. Assemble your team. Writing is not something you need do alone.



  1. Thanks for the encouragement, Thor! It's definitely important to remember that our work is hard, but it's worth it.

  2. I feel....empowered. Thanks for the encouraging words!