Finish Your @#$&ng Novel
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But I live in Nigeria and we are pretty conservative and I am pretty sure I will get in trouble if I yell “finish your @#$&ng novel” at a young teenage girl. So to avoid that situation, I will let John Green say the words I want to say but am too polite to actually say…
All of us harbor secret hopes that a magnificent novel will tumble out of the sky and appear on our screens, but almost universally, writing is hard, slow, and totally unglamorous. So why finish what you’ve started? Because when you are done, you will be grateful for the experience. Also, you will have learned a lot about writing and humanness and the inestimable value of tilting at windmills.
Whether you’re reading or writing, there is nothing magical about how you get from the middle of a book to the end of one. As Robert Frost put it, “The only way out is through.” So go spit in the face of our inevitable obsolescence and finish your @#$&ng novel.”
— Words by John Green, The Guy Who Finished His @#$&ng Novel…you can find out more about John Green on his @#$&ng website http://johngreenbooks.com/
— illustrated by Okechukwu Ofili, The Guy Who Was Too Polite to Scream Finish your @#$&ng Novel so he drew it instead…you can find out more about Okechukwu Ofili on his @#$&ng website http://ofilispeaks.com
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