Prolific comic book author, and novelist, Warren Ellis was asked the following question on his blog:
what do you do when (if) you ever feel like giving up?
Find out how he answered after the jump.
There is no such goddamn thing. There is only getting up and doing it all over again, smarter and harder, until something ups and fucking kills you, because that’s the only thing big enough to stop you.
This is The Great Work, and all you have to do is choose it, not look back and never fucking stop until you’re in your box, under the dirt and flowers are growing between your teeth.
And that is why I’ll never be asked to do motivational speaking. G’night.
Warren doesn’t keep up on motivational speakers. Some of them offer just that sort of advice. But, whoever offers it, it’s just about the only advice a writer needs to hear on this subject.