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! 🙂