Books Creativity Quotes Writing

‘Writing a book is like telling a joke…’

Writing a book is like telling a joke and having to wait two years to know whether or not it was funny.

Alain de Botton

True, books can’t be instantly graded like a Tweet. But giving a book at least two years of work enables the author to go deeper and explore the magic wand of editing. As Seth Godin reminds us, “The less reassurance we can give you the more important the work is.”

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.