Netflix served up another pearl this weekend.
Shadows in the Sun (aka The Shadow Dancer) tells the story of "an aspiring young writer who tracks down a literary titan
suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns
about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters." (Synopsis from IMDB)
There was a great bit of dialogue that I had to play back and write down: "Weldon, you’re not afraid of writing. You’re afraid of failing. We all fail. The courage is in the trying."
Of course, that applies to all areas of life, not simply to writing a novel. The courage is in the trying.