Do you ever feel like quitting?
Quitting writing, that is.
Do you ever say to yourself, “Who am I kidding? My readers wouldn’t miss me.”
Do you ever play the mind game in which you list all the things you could be doing, if you didn’t write?
Sports, movies, television, exercise, shopping, art, camping, travel, crafts, learning a second language, volunteering …
Last week, I had a few moments where I thought about the “what-ifs” in my own life.
That’s when I read my book reviews on Amazon. An hour later, in tears, I thanked God for my readers. What beautiful and encouraging things they had shared about how my books had touched their hearts … changed their lives.
I was overwhelmed as I read their comments, recalling that the very reason I write was summed up in their remarks.
I felt humbled, energized, and encouraged.
I am thankful and grateful for the opportunity to do what I love to do and have such a profound effect on lives.
How could I possibly quit when I have so much more to say? So many more readers to challenge, comfort, offer hope …
So, when the days of doubt come, give yourself a shot in the arm.
Jump on Amazon and read your book reviews.