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I continue to struggle through National Novel Writing Month, with not very much success. Oh well. At least there are words on the page. Not a lot of them, but more than I started with.

A few motivational lines that sometimes get me started.

Inspiration exists but it has to find you working. —Picasso

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. —Gustave Flaubert

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. —Old Chinese Proverb

A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God. —Sidney Sheldon

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. —Mark Twain

Another secret is having sufficient prompts. Like these:

And always remember: he who hesitates is not only lost but miles from the next exit.

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