25 April 2008

Why Do We Do It?

Miserable pay, constant rejection, insufficient feedback on your work, nit-picky "bosses" giving out vague and unwieldy requirements...in any other profession, a company would go out of business because their "employees" would riot and/or find somewhere else to work.

With writing, though, it's the common accepted practice...

I'm not sure why writers put up with it, either...perhaps we're all a bunch of masochists?


  1. Creativity takes courage. -- Henri Matisse

    Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. ~Gene Fowler

    Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. ~Graycie Harmon

    The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys. ~C. Astrid Weber

    There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith

    Does any of this help??? LOL!


  2. So, writers are bloodthirsty in addition to being masochists?



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