During the second week of June-–that’s the 11-16th–-Elana Johnson is hosting the Never Surrender blogfest to celebrate her new book release this month. Blog about a time you didn’t surrender!
In an odd way, this blog is all about not surrendering. Nine months ago I reached my financial goal and quit my job to work full time. I had enough money to last a year. All the details are in other blog entries (If you want the full story see the "Lessons Learned" sequence in April and May), but in short:
I want to be a full time writer. That's been my goal for years, but it was a "someday" goal--something (as I've written before) to keep me from strangling my co-workers. I can handle this because someday...
So for the last nine months I've been writing 8 to 10 hours a day. It wasn't easy, and I don't expect that it will be easy in the future.
I will not surrender. If I have to go back to work (which is a possibility at the end of my year) I still won't surrender. I will continue to write, and someday I won't have co-workers to strangle. :)