Sunday, February 14, 2010

Why it's harder than ever to make a career as a writer

A recent editorial in the L. A. Times explores why it's increasingly difficult to establish a career as a writer.

Several disheartening things in that piece, but the one thing I want to take away from it is that if you truly have a love for the writing, nothing can take that away from you.

My favorite quote from the piece:

"Each time we sit down to create something, we are risking our whole selves. But when the result is the transformation of anger, disappointment, sorrow, self-pity, guilt, perverseness and wounded innocence into something deep and concrete and abiding - that is a personal and artistic triumph well worth the long and solitary trip."

That's what it's all about.

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