Kurt Vonnegut: Crayon

"When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth."

Considering this was said by a best-selling, critically acclaimed author, I now feel a little more at home in my own floundering. (Especially since I’ve read Vonnegut’s opus,Slaughterhouse-Five, and it was rather amazing.)

Writing can sometimes feel like scrawling outside all the lines, carving blockish, childish print into worn-out, simplistic phrases. It can seem futile, immature, and amateur.

But the truth is, writers don’t always know exactly what words to write or where to explore next. If you keep at it with a childlike curiosity and determination, crayon writing can eventually become a masterpiece.