But to pretend that a reward is always (or even ever) commensurate with the amount of work one does is to misconstrue how the world works.
If you’re a writer and you see this post, stop what you’re doing.
WHENEVER YOU SEE THIS POST ON YOUR DASH, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WRITE ONE SENTENCE FOR YOUR CURRENT PROJECT.
Just one sentence. Stop blogging for one minute and write a single sentence. It could be dialogue, it could be a nice description of scenery, it could be a metaphor, I don’t care. The point is, do it. Then, when you finish, you can get back to blogging.
If this gets viral, you might just have your novel finished by next Tuesday.
In the end, everyone loses everyone. There was no invention to get around that, and so I felt, that night, like the turtle that everything else in the universe was on top of.
"There is great power in the irresistible force of love," he sighed without warning. "Who said that?"
“Nobody,” said José Palacios.
Gabriel García Márquez, The General in His Labyrinth
Can you be Owen Wilson so that I can be Wes Anderson?
Can you be John so that I can be Sherlock?