You’ll have to sit down every day and push the projects forward, most days will not be filled by the glorious moments when you finish a big project. This means that you’ll only continue doing hard things where you enjoy the actual processes involved.

But liking the idea of being a novelist is not enough; you have to like the actual work of novel-writing if you’re going to be good at it; you have to like making up elaborate lies. (View Highlight)