““And now each night, I count the stars.
And each night I get the same number.
And when the stars won’t come to be counted,
I count the holes they leave.”
― Amiri Baraka”
“If writing a novel has taught me anything it has taught me this: I will never again say ‘I am finishing a novel’ or ‘I’m almost done with my novel’ or ‘This is it! The last draft!’ or ‘I’m getting really close!’ Every time I have ever said, or even thought, any of those things the endpoint has almost immediately receded before me, mirage-like.”