Start to finish

World renowned Playwright and Movie Producer, Tyler Perry, started his most recent movie A Jazzman’s Blues, which can be found on Netflix, in 1995. However, it wasn’t until 2022, that it made its way to the popular streaming service. If you’re familiar with his story, you’d know he comes from very humble beginnings and is now a billionaire, with one of the largest TV/Movie studios in Georgia. Like Perry, J.K. Rowling, a distinguished Author/Writer, started writing the Harry Potter series in 1990, but it didn’t gain recognition until 1997. It’s reported that she made claims to having received the Harry Potter idea one day as she was riding a train home. From there, she became the highest paid author to date.

The Squid Game Writer/Creator, Hwang Dong-Hyeuk, wrote the series in 2008, but couldn’t get anyone to produce it until 2021, when it was picked up by Netflix. Now, it has been voted/recorded as the most-watched series in the streaming service history. Lastly, Deetra La’Rue, the “unofficial” critically acclaimed Writer/Author (who also comes from humble beginnings), known for Notes by La’Rue and her most recent book, Surviving the wait: How I learned to be still and wait on God, is projected to surpass the success of her fellow writers Perry, Rowling, Dong-Hyeuk, and whoever gets in her way. (I’m not being arrogant and I’m not joking either). One thing these writers have in common (including myself), is the ability to write from start to finish. It didn’t matter how long it took them to do so or be recognized, they had a plan and followed through with it.

You can take a thousand breaks or set your goals aside a million times; it doesn’t matter. If you’re tired, you can quit (for now), but as long as you pick back up and finish what you started is all that truly matter.


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