For this final day of NaNoWriMo, here are some words of wisdom from one of the most prolific and best known American authors.
“if you are writing without zest, without gusto, without love, without fun, you are only half a writer. It means you are so busy keeping one eye on the commercial market, or one ear peeled for the avant-garde coterie, that you are not being yourself. You don’t even know yourself. For the first thing a writer should be is—excited. He should be a thing of fevers and enthusiasm. Without such vigor, he might as well be out picking peaches or digging ditches . . .”— Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing (Joshua Odell Editions, 1996), p. 4.