to think about:
I'd rather be a failure at something I love
than a success at something I hate.
--George Burnsames Michener
Pay no attention to what the critics say;
no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
The writer who sits at her desk with an empty piece of paper
staring back is like the explorer who stands at the edge of a new continent.
The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time,
unlike, say, a brain surgeon.