Endurance is the key to success

I was reading this book called ‘The Gene: An Intimate History, by Mukherjee. It’s all about genetics and on page 133 there is this quote that spoke to me the moment I read it;

‘It isn’t creativity that fades, but stamina: science is an endurance sport.’

Just swap out the word science and replace it with the phrase ‘creative writing’ or ‘being an author’. That’s what you need to be successful in the writing game. Luckily for me, I’m playing the long game. Have lots of works out before hitting it big with whatever I come up with in the future 🙂

Assembly line

The end is in sight.

But the editing is a blight.

The words blur by, the black, the red, the white.

This story is a garden that has been tended.

But God damn, I’m tired, exhausted, expended. 

How many more rounds do I have to do before it is all ended?

One, five, nine?

After all this hard work, this story better bloody shine.

Then I have to do it again as it is one of many in my creative writing assembly line.