I know this is a recurring theme on my blog, but these quotes (and the reminder and encouragement they offer) are just too good to pass up.
What makes someone a writer isn’t good ideas, and it isn’t publication—it’s the stuff in between. It’s the act of writing: the daily, unglamorous, terrifying, magical process of creating a world out of words. If you do this, then you already are a writer. You may not feel brave enough to admit it to anyone until you’ve sold your first book, but you’ll know. - Jacqueline West