D: It's double down day with the A to Z Challenge and The Insecure Writer's Support Group. I picked a topic using a word that is more from my parent's time than a contemporary word but the meaning crosses generations.
Many people have story ideas in their heads. Most writers start out with a great love of story telling demonstrated by hours of reading and enjoying the written word. But to move from that love to actually writing down story ideas takes a great level of persistence, or as my mom would say, doggedness. It is work.
As a high school teacher, one of the things I preach to my students is the importance of perseverance as a character trait. It certainly helps in any career but I think it has to be one of the major factors separating published authors and those who are not. Sometimes reaching that goal takes years and the strength of purpose of even the most determined can be tested. Don't ever, ever give up. Work like a dog.
Are you a hardworking dog? Are you confident you can reach your goals if you keep at it?