Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Never, never, never give up.

I'm seeing a theme running through my day, and I think it's an important topic (plus I'm a rather superstitious person), so I'll go ahead and talk about it.

Today I got my "daily kick in the pants" from David Farland on the subject, here are some of his thoughts: 

"Most of the time, when we talk about giving up, it is because we feel depressed or overwhelmed. But we can get over it. Winston Churchill went through some hard times in his life. He fell a distance of thirty feet as a teen, ruptured a kidney, and spent days in a coma. He failed in business over and over again. He lost his position and became so depressed that he could not speak for days afterward.

And he led England through World War II, against incredible odds. One of his oft-quoted sayings is “Never, never, never give up.” He has a lesser-known quote that I like: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

One can think long and hard and not find any value in giving up. It’s certainly not for me." 

See the rest of the kick here: 


David, thank you for so much for all your great writing advice! It has helped me so much over the years. 


  1. It is excellent advice, but sometimes difficult to achieve. Right now I feel like I'm plodding through knee-deep sand and I don't even know my destination.

    1. Lauren,

      I know it's easier said than done, right? I suppose I posted this as a reminder for myself to keep moving forward. It's difficult, but it helps to get advice from authors like David Farland who have gone to heck and back. It gives me hope.