The writer learns to write, in the last resort, only by writing. He must get words onto paper even if he is dissatisfied with them. A young writer must cross many psychological barriers to acquire confidence in his capacity to produce good work (especially his first full-length book) and he cannot do this by staring at a piece of blank paper, searching for the perfect sentence.
Walking with Ghosts
The fourth novel in the Sam Turner series.
Goes good with a heavy, dark beer. Recommended. LibraryThing, novelist.