Sometimes the writing life can tempt us to depression. When rejection follows rejection, and weeks of waiting turn into months of waiting, a writer can find herself losing hope. If you are in this situation, don’t cave!
Hope is essential to the successful writing life. Why? Because hope is the undergirding of faith. Scripture tells us in Hebrews 11:1 that “faith is the substance of things HOPED for” (emphasis mine). If you aren’t hoping for anything in your writing career, then you have nothing to which your faith can give substance.
Perhaps you are facing despair about your writing career. Perhaps you are ready to give up. Perhaps you have already given up. If any of these examples describes you, I encourage you to choose to hope. As the old saying goes, “It is always darkest before the dawn.”
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