Practice makes perfect

August 8th, 2008

I was watching a programme last night called “The Making of Me”, about the violinist Vanessa Mae.

She was talking with a expert in some field or other (I can’t remember which), but something he said struck a chord with me. He said that professional musicians at the top of their game have one thing in common – they have expended at least 5000 hours each in practice before the age of 16.

It’s an old adage that to be a writer, you need to write and write. I suspect the 5000 hour figure might govern top quality authors too. I wonder how many hours I’ve spent writing so far? Now where did I leave that pencil and paper … ?

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