“Inspiration doesn’t descend like a lightning bolt from the gods. Inspiration comes instead from a steady breath, a solid foundation, and a commitment to the process.” Joyce Carol Oates
“That’s the dividing line between writers and would-be writers. A writer will put up with the pain, the anxiety, and all the crap to get what they want, which is their development as an artist.” Eric Maisel.
“The writing life is defined by the succession of choices you make, primary among them whether or not you will write. You honor your writing space by entering it with this mantra: ‘I am ready to work.’ You enter, grow quiet, and vanish into your writing.” Rachel Ballon, Ph.D.