Steven Pressfield writes terrific fiction but is perhaps more famous, at least among creatives, for his works on how to write and make and dream. In a recent blog post that is grandiosely (and wonderfully, in my view) titled “The Gods Rule by Acclaim,” Pressfield concludes with these four magnificent exhortations, which I set out here with my self-feedback about my decades-plus book on reactors:
Start before you’re ready (I did)
Write what you don’t know (I did and continue to do so)
Pick the idea that’s the craziest (Certainly, after more than a decade of work, I can admit that’s true)
Write the book you can’t write (Ha! I cannot, I cannot!)
I take courage from Pressfield’s foolish advice. WRITE IT I SHALL!!