August 6, 2010

Greatness Takes Time

What I’m Reading Today: I’m going to start back on novel manuscripts.

It took man something like three million years to discover fire. It took man another 3 million years ~ about 12,000 years ago ~ to get a handle on agriculture. Another 11,000 or so years before guns were invented. Another 537 years ~ 1769 ~ before the car was invented (the steam automobile, actually). The first, very rudimentary computer was invented 167 years later (1936).

So, it takes us 2 years to write a novel. Anything that’s great takes time. :-)

Questions of the Day: How do you keep from becoming overwhelmed by the daunting task of the novel?

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