In the movie Galaxy Quest, Tim Allen’s character has a line he delivers at the end of every mission. “Never give up, never surrender.” Sure it can be a bit hokey, but there’s a truth to that line.
The whole plot of Galaxy Quest deals with self determination and finding the will to carry on in the most adverse conditions. It’s a fun movie, too.
What impresses me about that line is that it can be applied to anything.
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a change of employment. My day job takes a lot out of me and it’s a challenge by itself. The vast majority of my writing efforts now have to come during my days off.
When I do have time to write, I make the absolute most of it. I went from having five hundred words on a day I don’t work, to writing over a thousand. I’m not far into it currently, but I’m sure I can keep it up. I just have to keep trying.
In other words, I won’t give up, I won’t surrender.