Every week, I’ll put up a quotation related to writing or creation and tell you a little bit about the person who said it. I’ll try to vary the speakers as much as possible.
"You must want to enough. Enough to take all the rejections, enough to pay the price of disappointment and discouragement while you are learning. Like any other artist you must learn your craft—then you can add all the genius you like." - Phyllis A. Whitney
Whitney was an American writer of the mystery genre. She is the author of 73 written over the span of 56 years. She published her first novel, A Place for Ann, in 1941, when she was 38, and her last, Amethyst Dreams, in 1997 when she was 94 years old. She died of pneumonia in 2008, aged 104. (Wikipedia) (Official Website)
(I found the quotation via @TheBookDoctors on Twitter.)