At the risk of sounding like a self-help guru, I wanted to talk about quitting. I’ve come across a few articles lately that talk about why writers stop writing. The answer always seems to be that it’s because they haven’t “made it”, i.e. achieved riches beyond their wildest dreams with that big blockbuster franchise. But that’s not why writers write. Not the ones that have it in their blood. They write because they simply can’t not write. As Kameron Hurley puts it on this blog post, many don’t ever make it, but they simply have to keep going. Learning. Writing. Revising. Writing. It’s not what we do, it’s who we are. More to the point, it’s what we love.
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