The Goal Is Not To Write A Masterpiece Or Bestseller

It helps to remember that the goal is not to write a masterpiece or a bestseller. The goal is to be able to look at your story and say, Yes. That’s as good as I can make it. And then, once in a while, none of that sweat and trial and error and risk-taking is necessary. Something just comes to you as you write. You write it down, it’s there, it’s really good. You look at it unbelieving. Did I do that? I think that kind of gift mostly comes as the pay-off for trying, patiently, repeatedly, to make something well.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes (Author of A Wizard of Earthsea). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/874602.Ursula_K_Le_Guin [Accessed 21 Oct. 2019].
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