“I know how hard it is to learn a new craft — it takes many a sore ride in the saddle. You get thrown around and beat up and get back on that animal. It was never a matter of making myself write. It was a matter of being terribly irritated when anything else got in the way.”
It’s a beautiful quote, and I wish I’d always felt the same way. Perhaps I did, except that in my case what got in the way of my writing was always my big fat head.