“For the first step you have to hunt and kill an elephant… Its all pretty easy after that…”
-Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics
I caught those words on an episode of the Search Engine podcast, in the context of Ryan explaining how to successfully create a web comic. Now, the more I think of it, this is exactly what writing is about: you spend 99% of your time learning how to hunt the elephant, and maybe after years and years of struggle you actually catch one. *
*Note: I only use the elephant for illustrative value, its probably wiser (and easier) to write a novel.