It's daunting to start a book, to keep writing and to finish. No stage of the journey is easy. I was tremendously encouraged by the advice of the American writer, John Steinbeck (1902-1968), best known for his pulitzer prize-winning novel 'The Grapes of Wrath' (1938). He is famously quoted as stating:
“abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Loose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.”
A page a day may not seem like a lot, but it encourages you to maintain a daily discipline of writing no matter your mood, lack of ideas or what's going on in your life. When you think about it, there are certain things you do each day regardless, for example sleep, eat, drink, brush teeth, pray. Why not add writing to that list.
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