How more profoundly simple can you make it than this? Be persistent; just do it! From an interview with Jim Lehrer, PBS guru and author of many books, comes these pithy words in the Washington Post Book World today,
“A young man came up at a book-signing once,” he recounts, “and said, ‘Mr. Lehrer, I’d write, too, if only I could find the time.’
” ‘Do you think you could write a page a day?’ ” Lehrer asked.
” ‘Oh, sure!’ ”
” ‘Well, at the end of 300 days, what would you have?’ ”
The youth looked puzzled, and then light broke over his face like morning. ” ‘A novel?’ “