I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right. (Maya Angelou, 20th & 21st centuries American poet)

Very few artists achieve instant success and fame. A writer may produce numerous short stories, novels, or poems, before he or she is ever published. What makes them successful, in addition to their great creative talent, is their perseverance and an attitude that seems to say, “Never give up!”

Be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded (2 Chronicles 15:7).