“You don’t become great by trying to be great…”

“…You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process.”

That’s a quote from a strip from the world-renowned XKCD.com web-comic. Its something anyone embarking on any project ought to remember.

I don’t actually have much to say today, I just wanted to get that quote immortalised on here. Its something that I come back to repeatedly, to touch base mentally with something to keep me on track. Its not that I have a burning desire to be considered “one of the greats”, although of course it would be nice (its just that such a goal would be more than a little hubristic at the moment). This thought is more to keep me going, keep me driving, towards my own personal goals – greatness might come in the course of achieving them, but we’ll never know if we don’t try.

Erm, that’s it for today. I am still knocking away at my second short story submission, which I am hoping to send off on Wednesday. Harbinger is ready to go, I think – one more read-over this evening and I suspect it will be sent off. I have to go over last year’s submission to remember how to format the email and such – something which Black Library leaves up to the individual. There are a number of cool things on the web today, according to Twitter, but my eye was caught by the Clock in the Mountain – a project to construct a 200-foot tall clock that will keep time for the next 10,000 years. Now if THAT isn’t a project deserving of the “great” label, I truly don’t know what is.

Laters, y’all o/