“Eighty percent of success is showing up”
– Woody Allen.
I think this is a very apt quote for a site called ‘whyididntwritetoday’.
Because if you don’t start writing or trying to write success won’t come anywhere near you.
Woody Allen started out writing jokes for people, and then decided that he’d be good at delivering the jokes himself.
So he started by getting bit-parts in TV shows that he wrote the jokes for.
But, because he wasn’t a big name, they used to give his funniest jokes to the stars of the show.
Woody didn’t like this.
So he decided to only go for parts where he could play the lead.
Which meant that he had his pick of the best lines, monologues and jokes.
Look at him now. It paid off.