There is a Portuguese novelist (António Lobo Antunes) who says that he writes every day for about 12 hours a day. Still, on a good day he only ends with half a page of work.
This always confronted, puzzled me.
@hugo There's a quote I like (attributed to various people): "If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter." I think the point is brevity takes effort.
@michaellewis I love that quote. I heard it before but never connected it to this idea that I believe more and more as time evolves: when you find the right combination of meaning/functionality and simplicity it’s like magic :)
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