Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, marketing, language, culture, politics, food and other things. This blog started in 2008, was on hiatus for the summer and fall of 2017, and restarted in December. Michael took time away from blogging for much of 2019 and 2020 to write books.
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Wednesday and Friday in most weeks.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Inspiration is overrated, and may be unnecessary
Albert Einstein said, “Genius consists of 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”
Woody Allensaid, “80% of success is showing up.”
If you show up at your keyboard and sweat a lot, you’ll do better than writers who took the day off, or don’t sweat much.
(Einstein photo by Yousuf Karsh. Allen photo from AnyClip.com, photographer unspecified.)