Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.
- Ray Bradbury
A lot of the quotes I come across pretty much say writing is work and you have to get on with it.
Literature is all, or mostly, about sex.
- Anthony Burgess
This one cracked me up, but it’s true most stories have some sort of romance in them.
Writing is its own reward.
- Henry Miller
I have not always felt that way, but if anything writing is a way to relax and leave reality for a while.
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
That’s about how I feel about my work in progress. I just want it to be done.
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