Lesson from Racing: When you want to stop? Don’t.

In a recent speech for an SCBWI meeting, I compared the publishing business to running a long distance race. The difference? In publishing, the finish line is never defined, and it’s not the same for everyone.

However, I do know that on my 13.1 mile run in the Oklahoma Memorial Half Marathon on April 29, that I was thinking around mile 11 that the perseverance needed to keep running and to keep working toward our dreams is very similar. Sometimes, it would seem easier to just sit down or sit out. But what would we miss if we didn’t keep going?

So here I am, sweaty, tired, and aching at the finish line. But you’ll notice I’m smiling:)


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