Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Friday, June 15, 2012

Never Surrender Blogfest!

In celebration of the release of Elana Johnson's second novel, Surrender, she is hosting a blogfest this week!

"Never give up. Never surrender!" That seems to be the theme of my whole life.

I could have given up on getting good grades and going to college, but I didn't and I'm glad.

I could have given up on keeping my scholarship and graduating from college, but I didn't and I'm glad.

I could have given up on my marriage a long time ago, but I didn't and I'm glad.

I could have given up on getting my novel published, but I didn't and I'm glad.

I could give up on writing or publishing any more books. There are times when I think I should. But you know what? If I've proven anything to myself, it's that I don't have to give up. I won't surrender, and I'm glad!


4 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Awesome post. This blogfest has been a great reminder of all the things we've accomplished because we didn't give up. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Yes! *fist pump* I'm so glad you didn't give up either.

DL Hammons said...

The easy road never leads to contentment! Good for you for staying the course! :)

Taffy said...

I'm glad you didn't give up either, Angie!