Some great quotes about writing, via Yeda:
This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.~Winston ChurchillWriting is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent elimination.~Louise BrooksWrite without pay until someone offers pay. If nobody offers within three years, the candidate may look upon this as a sign that sawing wood is what he was intended for.~Mark Twain
Three years? Ahem. Does anyone have a wood saw?