“I was sure that I was going to write stories myself when I grew up. It’s important to put it like that: not ‘I am a writer,’ but rather ‘I write stories.’ If you put the emphasis on yourself rather than your work, you’re in danger of thinking that you’re the most important thing. But you’re not. The story is what matters, and you’re only the servant, and your job is to get it out on time and in good order.” –Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials trilogy
Ehhh! So I couldn’t help myself! I had to post this quote for you! I figure this is pretty good stuff to read just before you sit down to write.