This is not my own, but the person I learned it from can't remember where she first found it.  And it's not a direct quotation, because I've modified it to sound better in my own ears.  But the sentiment is exactly the same.

 "A writer is a writer not because he has amazing talent. A writer is a writer because, even when nothing he does shows any sign of promise, he keeps on writing anyway."

Posted by sursumcorda on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 10:19 am | Edit
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google search shows the following:

A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, or because everything she does is golden. A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.

– Junot Diaz



Posted by David on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 9:07 am

Thanks. I see that even before it reached me it had been substantially modified. Writers are also editors.



Posted by SursumCorda on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 10:08 am
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