Insecure Writer's Support Group was founded.
Now, A year later, it's as big as can be and all of us writers with issues have a forum for letting out all our fears.
This month, I'm not going to talk about the 3 or 4 short story markets that have decided to not respond to my submissions at all. Not a rejection, not an acceptance. Just nothing. If it were one place I would suspect it was lost or something, but for it to be so many makes me think they are colluding to make sure I have a proper freak out about it all. They must be getting so angry at my constant submissions they've decided to blackball me going forward. Only explanation.
But like I said, I'm not going to talk about that.
Instead, I'm here to talk about something much more positive - The need for not giving up. I read somewhere on the interwebs yesterday a line from someone famous that said something like this:
"To be a successful author, the need a little talent and a lot of perseverance.... Actually, it's mostly perseverance."
So, don't give up, the implication is that you don't have to be any good, just bull-headed. So there's hope.