Consistency Originality Gratification
I've recently discovered Indieblog which provides an index of independent blog feeds across the internet and a random button to go an article on any of them.
Through that I've found this post: Consistency Originality Gratification.
I've read it 3 times now and every time now I feel like there is more layers of life that this applies to than what I originally thought.
The pain of writing is the pain of improving your thinking.
In particular, is an apt and key quote to hold on to.