Paid first visit to Known Cal Person Ranajit S Dam’s blog today, found this:
Writing a page of literary dynamite is one thing. Sustaining that over 80,000 or 100,000 words is something completely different. I got through a difficult page or so today, only to realize the enormity of the task that lies ahead. While I am indeed an exceptional writer, there is nothing that says that my standards will not falter over a lengthy passage of time. And that is the novelist’s greatest challenge.
Doubt I will ever be a real novelist.