When I was teaching myself how to write, I kept a small jar of quotes beside me. They kept as a reminder of the reasons why I chose to become a writer.
If there was ever a day where I was easily discouraged, I would pick a few quotes out of the jar and read them silently to myself.
Afterwards, I almost always found my courage again.
Today I picked a quote from the jar and it said:
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it’s the quiet voice saying I will try again tomorrow.”
These are the quiet steps taken by a writer. And if not tomorrow, then the day after tomorrow, or even fifty years later, all these words will culminate into something it was always meant to be.
As I close the lid to my jar of quotes, I know that there are many more writers hiding out there.
How do you find your courage to write?