In honor of NaNoWriMo last November, the Iredell County Public Library that I work for in North Carolina partnered with Mitchell Community College to create the first ever community novel. We created a group of writers who were patrons and staff of the library, and students and staff from the college. We organized our thoughts,… Continue reading Writing as a Community
This is post that every blogger/writer should read. I think we’ve all been here before and we should all understand that it’s normal to feel this way! Just keep trucking and even if you don’t make money at it (like most of us), just do it for the love of the game!
Writing is a uniquely difficult profession for more than a number of reasons. There are a lot of things we could have chosen to do that would have been easier. For instance, discovering life on Mars, developing telepathy, or inventing gluten-free dairy-free calorie-free carb-free pizza that smooths wrinkles the more slices you eat.
There are days that even I go. Really, Kristen? You HAD to be a writer? You could have been a brain surgeon by now.
Then my muse comes back and says, “What? And take the EASY way out?”
This is a tough tough job and I am here to let you know…
It never gets easier.
It’s like Space Invaders. It just gets faster and faster and harder and harder…until you DIE.
Or give up.
This is why we…
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