Writing Is Lonely Business

I like this daily blog because it forces me to write when I don’t feel like it, when my publishing success is elusive and uncertain, when I have no easy principles or trite platitudes to share with other struggling authors. Actually, writing is a lonely business, with as much discouragement (probably more)¬†as encouragment.

Why do I keep at it? Hmm. Sometimes I wonder. But I think it’s because once you connect with a reader, when something you say causes him or her to smile or cry or find comfort or hope, and, although this may happen only sporadically, still you’re hooked. No matter how many rejection letters you receive, or how much you struggle with promoting your own stuff, you’ll write. You can’t not write.

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