A reader and patron sent me this quote by Calvin Coolidge to encourage me to keep writing:
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men (or, women) with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."