In the history of literature, there are many great enduring works which were not published in the lifetimes of the Authors. If the Authors had not achieved self-affirmation while writing, how could they have continued to write? -- Gao Xingjian
I will leave you with that today, since I am struggling at the moment trying to achieve my own self-affirmation. The path of a writer is an arduous one to take, fraught with doubt, reproach, and flat out rejection. At one turn we feel confident we have finally gotten it “right” and at the next, we can come face to face with the realization that we weren’t even close. Yet each new day, we get back to it.
Cheryl Anne Gardner