Writing is quite unlike any other form of art in that, to be a writer, you merely must write. You don’t have to be good at it. You don’t have to know how. You don’t even need to know what you are going to write. No, to be a writer, you only have to write.
Such a glorious thing calls for a manifold approach to writing. We don’t frequently decide that ‘today, I shall create another Mona Lisa’, but we can choose to sit down for ten minutes and tap at the keys forming a book bit by bit. Like a good blade, a book takes time to forge, but when you start writing and your concept of time all but dissolves, it is not arduous work.
All the writing I’ve done has proved to be one of the best investments in my life because of another reason. Writing makes you better at writing. My work as a writer has increased my skill by a hundredfold.
If you want to be writer, be one. If you want to write a book, write one. If you want to be a better writer, write more.