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… as I prepare for yet another year of NaNoWriMo.

Reading on failures, because … me. And I read this quote. “Hate hate and love love”. I like that.

“To bear up under loss —
to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief —
to be victor over anger —
to smile when tears are close —
to resist evil men and base instincts —
to hate hate and to love love —
to go on when it would seem good to die —
to seek ever after the glory and the dream —
to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be —
that is what any man can do, and so be great.”


circa 1925: Portrait of American author Zane Grey (1875 – 1939) writing on a notepad while sitting at his desk.