These words by Sandra Brown ring true and should be kept in mind by anyone who aspires to be a writer. It is at times a lot of hard work in which patience with the writing process becomes a necessary virtue. The patience to be a writer involves being able to handle stopping when you can’t find the right words to say and coming back to it later. The patience to toss away what you’ve just written and start completely over again, sometimes more than once. The patience to weed out unnecessary words for more appropriate ones. The patience to revise and edit again and again until the piece is just right. Therefore, if you want to be a writer you’re going to have to be able to tackle each piece of writing with determination in one hand and patience in the other. To be a writer takes diligence, diligence, and more diligence; practice, practice and more practice. Becoming a writer is hard work. But if you take the time and put in consistent effort, it’ll all be worth it in the end.