I recently watched an interview with another one of my favorite authors, Nicholas Sparks, and I was pleasantly surprised at how normal he is for having produced some of the best romantic novels of all time. He kept reiterating that writing well will always be a challenge, especially if you want what you write to last for a while. He explains that more often than not it doesn’t go well. When asked why he loves to write he explains that he loves the challenge. He then asks the interviewer, “Why would you climb Mount Everest twice?” It is because you want to keep improving, climb it faster. I definitely can apply this to my own writing. I want to be able to express my thoughts clearer, reach more people, and overall just keep improving. I love how he emphasizes writing as a continuously growing thing.
And to top it all off… he wrote The Notebook – enough said.