“Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius.” ― Elbert Hubbard
I just saw this quote and the first thing I thought of was all my writing friends on the world wide web. I love when someone realizes the story needs to be in a different POV or a minor character needs to be major - or not exist at all.
Are these things fun to realize?
Not always. But the nice thing is it means we are on the path to becoming geniuses.
One of my favorite things about reading writing memoirs of well established authors is seeing that, for most of them, there were problems, issues with imaginations that expected the unrealistic, disappointments, rejections, scraping whole stories, etc.
The key for them to becoming the geniuses that we all know them to be was the fact they were constant. Sometimes the jump to the next stepping stone seems miles away, but we just have to keep trying.
We have to have faith that there is something there, something more, and that we can have our desired success if we just trust in ourselves.
Who are the geniuses that inspire you? How do you keep going amid the frustration? What has taught you to trust in yourself?