"Anybody who writes a book is an optimist. First of all, they think they're going to finish it. Second, they think somebody's going to publish it. Third, they think somebody's going to read it." [CNN]
I'm an optimist. One day, I'm going to write the first word of the first sentence of the first paragraph of the the first page of my picaresque romp of a novel. I believe it, I really do.
I'm frankly doubtful that I'll get much further than that, though. Too many cups to tea to make; too many games of Freecell to lose.