One Continuous Mistake: Four Noble Truths for Writers, is one of the best books about writing ever. The author is Gail Sher, a Zen Buddhist psychotherapist. Her four truths:
- Writers write
- Writing is a process
- You don’t know what your writing will be until the end of the process
- If writing is your practice, the only way to fail is not to write
I know these truths to be true, and I’m reminded of the third truth every time I write.