Whether it’s 1 sentence or 1,000 pages, you could keep trying and keep trying, but success is not guaranteed. The next line could be brilliance, but it could also be a bunch of bull.
We show up day after day to do the work not because success is guaranteed, but (secretly) precisely because it’s not. Because when we’re surprised by how well the work goes, we savor it. It’s cause for celebration because it could have gone poorly. In our digging and digging and digging, nothing might turn up.