Herman Melville, on the Sisyphean task of novel writing:
“….God keep me from ever completing anything. This whole book is but a draught- nay, but a draught of a draught. Oh, Time, Strength, Cash and Patience!”
– Melville, Moby Dick. Chapter 32.(1851)
**Ironically, this “draught of a draught” is none other than Moby Dick.