November 15, 2012

Lonely Little Writer

Was reading this blog post today on Writer's Digest about what bestsellers do differently to separate themselves from the chaff, and this quote struck me as quite a propos regarding what I've been experiencing working on my current book (apart from writing myself to the ground):

"Creating art is hard, often lonely work.  Most people don't have the stomach for it.  They think they do, but they don't.  There are probably more half-written novels, uncompleted paintings, and abandoned businesses in the world than there are completed and successful ones.  The pros live with the fact that this whole deal called art is brutal and, if they want to be an artist, they have to grow some callouses.  They have an ability to keep their head down and trudge forward when everyone else has given up and gone home."

Aaaah, the life of a writer (or any artist, for that matter).

But to finish on a not so sad note, here's a great song by one of my all time favorites!

 PS:  Fact 3 is totally relevant in my case--so I'm now off to beat the Resistance and go work on chapter 24...

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