Forget Talent

Do you love to write? Maybe feel tempted to give it up sometimes because of frustration but find that you can’t quite leave it alone (or maybe that it won’t leave you alone)? Or maybe know that you’ll just keep writing whether you’re good or not because you can’t imagine not writing? If so, then today’s quote is for you:

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous. (Robert Benchley, 1889-1945)

If you’re an incredibly good writer, then write! If you’re a so-so writer, then write! If you’re a terrible writer but it makes you happy, then write! Just get those stories or poems or songs on the page and enjoy every minute of it.

Have a great week of writing! 🙂

Published by Leigh DeLozier

My name is Leigh, and I'm a writer who was fortunate enough to work from home while our children were growing up. During those years of freelance writing and editing I helped clients with brochures, website copy, magazine articles, press releases and more. I was also blessed to write and publish three devotional books (two under my name and one as a freelancer) and have individual devotionals published in several places. I returned to the corporate work world in 2016 but continue to handle occasional freelance projects and chip away at several novels that have lurked on my computer for years.

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