Reminder: You only have to *start*

“Novices in the arts think you have to start with inspiration to write or paint or compose. In fact, you only have to *start*. Inspiration comes if you *continue*. Make the commitment to sit still in solitude several hours a day and inevitably your muse will visit. ‘I write fifty pages until I hear the fetal heartbeat,’ Henry Miller used to say.” —Erica Jong, Fear of Fifty

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