“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.” ~William Shakespeare
Though, as with most things, I have my own little twist on it.
It’s true that the world of writing and publishing is a battlefield all its own. And while some may interpret cowardice as not standing up for what you believe in, but there is a more passive way to be cowardly, and that’s to not even try.
If you fail to finish what you’re working on, fail to submit it to industry professionals, or even fail to make the time to write regularly, your dream is dying a thousand deaths along the path.
The good thing about this kind of “death” is it doesn’t have to be permanent. We’re lucky enough to be able to start each new day with a new commitment to our goals and dreams. Don’t let past failures, or past slow-downs, to stand in the way of facing you demons with bravery.
And give it your best. Try.