YOU CHOSE TO SWIM IN
We all did when we became writers.
You don't step into the ring
unless you can take a punch
But you will be knocked down
more than you will win.
That's just the nature of the business.
The key is to find the strength and will
to get back up.
In 1923, Babe Ruth held the record for ...
HOME RUNS in a season
HIGHEST BATTING RECORD
He STRUCK OUT more times
than any other
Major League player
"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."
"Every strike brings me closer
to the next home run."
"Never let the fear of striking out
keep you from the game."
Ray Bradbury started out young as a writer --
writing on the only paper available:
since it was the Great Depression.
He kept on getting rejected.
He promised himself that he would quit if he could not sell a story by the 500th rejection.
You guessed it:
he sold a story on his 500th attempt.
"You have to learn to take rejection, not as an indication of personal failing, but as a wrong address."
Ray Bradbury said:
"Man has always been half-monster,
Once you understand that,
then you can write a full story."
Writing is not a sprint.
It is a marathon.
And you win a marathon by
always moving forward.
And enjoying the race doesn't hurt either.
Listen to the wisdom
of Ray Bradbury
grow as a writer: