Monday, April 25, 2011

At the core of genius

Sorry to break it to you, but I have nothing inspiring to say today. Personally, I'm okay with that, because writers don't just write when they're inspired. In fact, from what I've read, writers spend most of their time writing when they aren't inspired at all.

There's a saying that you've probably heard: genius is 1 % inspiration and 99% perspiration. I don't agree. I think genius is all perspiration, because if you aren't willing to sit down and work when you have no inspiration at all, you'll never get anywhere.

What do you think? Is genius really about showing up when you don't feel like it?


  1. as a composer and a Christian, this issue is a matter of faith for me

    God is always giving me new music to write

    so i never have to try to compose music without inspiration

  2. What a great thought, Paul. I agree that there's no limit to the creativity that God has put in us!