Monday, October 12, 2009

Being Persistent IV

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

--Galatians 6:9

I remember thinking after receiving so many rejection letters from agents and publishing houses that I would never be a published author. I had written a 500-page-novel and a collection of short stories. Yet, even after these rejections I began writing again.

Several months back I was introduced to one of the most respected literary agents in New York City and began writing a novel loosely based on my family. The process is proving to be a wonderful one and the experiences learned from my first failures are paying off big.

"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never... never give in."

--Winston Churchill

12 comments:

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu vi

Corrie Howe said...

Thanks. Words I needed to hear from the Lord today. :-)

Judith Ellis said...

Pa Karamu - Thanks for popping through. I shall leave your comment as an introduction to your faith and causes. I hope that the next time you pass through that you will leave direct relevant thoughts relating to the post, pro or againt, or to the thoughts of others. Thanks.Direct dialogue is important here. God bless!

Judith Ellis said...

Many blessings to you, Corrie. "All things are possible to those who believe." Only believe!

DB said...

One of my favorite sentiments from the big Churchill.

Many tests going on here, much planting, no reaping. Singing solos in the wind. No narcotic for the obscure.

D

septembermom said...

You know that I'm cheering for you right now :)

Strawberry Girl said...

You are an inspiration Judith!

Hard work does pay off!! Plus, belief is a big factor in accomplishment, yes, believe...

:)

Judith Ellis said...

Hi DB - Winston's speech in 1941 to the Harrow School in greater, though not complete, context is:

"But for everyone, surely, what we have gone through in this period--I am addressing myself to the School--surely from this period of ten months, this is the lesson:

"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

It's a great speech.

Judith Ellis said...

Ah, Kelly, you have been among my number one cheerleaders in this process and I'm really happy to call you friend. And, yeah, I can hear you cheering right now! Thanks, my friend.

Pamela said...

Thank you! My Pastor just gave me the same word in a card last week.

Judith Ellis said...

Hey Strawberry Girl - It's good to see you! "Yes, believe" indeed!

Judith Ellis said...

Ah, wonderful, Pam! I hope all is well, my thoughtful poetic friend. All the very best.