The Difficulty of Literature

It’s Wednesday. Do you know what that means? Time for some random inspiration! Today’s quote comes from Robert Louis Stevenson.


I find a hard to swallow truth in these words. I think that’s why I’m so hard on my writing. It doesn’t always match what I was going for. It may still be good/decent/great, but it isn’t quite what I had hoped for. Sometimes it’s better than I’d hoped for, but it’s often hard to see that when you don’t quite hit the mark you were going for. But that shouldn’t matter. As the saying goes, “You only fail when you don’t try.” Keep churning out those stories, friends. Don’t let a little thing like writing something you didn’t mean to say get in the way. That’s what editing is for!

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