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Staci Troilo

Ciao, amici! For those of you who don’t know, I’m Roman Catholic. While the calendar year is winding down, the Church year has just begun. We are now in the season of Advent, which is a time of preparation.

Don’t worry; this isn’t going to be a religious post.

But I think all writers bring parts of themselves to their work. (What would be the point of writing, otherwise?) So I thought I’d take the religious focus of my week and apply it to my working life, too. 

On the first Sunday of Advent, we light the Hope candle. And I chose this quote (author unknown) to speak to that theme:

When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

Who among us hasn’t agonized over a negative review or brutal critique? It would be easy to quit. Easy to write only for our personal joy…

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