A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for
other people. ~Thomas Mann
I just have to comment on this quote. I read it and thought: Only another writer would understand and appreciate this quote!
People who say, "Oh, I think I'll write a book," like they're going to clip their toenails or dust a bookshelf annoy me. They make it sound like writing a book is E-A-S-Y. That all you do is sit down, la-de-da, and write a book.
They know nothing of rough drafts and rewrites and writer's block and rewrites and writers conferences and rewrites and critiques and rewrites and query letters and rewrites and REJECTION LETTERS and rewrites and learning the craft while living in this alternate universe of the writing world.
Ahem. I feel better now that I got that off my chest.
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