Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pressfield and the Massive Brick of Fear

Steven Pressfield is posting a journal as he completes the last 10 - 12 pages of his latest novel. An excerpt:

Okay. Here’s what’s going on inside me right now re finishing this book:

Resistance is monumental; I feel it like a massive brick of fear. But I have three things, at least, working in my favor.

1) I know from experience that Resistance always puts on a full-court press when the finish line heaves into view. So I’m ready for it. I’m not surprised. I know that those voices in my head that say, “What if you screw this up … what if you can’t pull off this climax, etc.” are pure Resistance. They are not thoughts, they are “thoughts.”

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