A perceptive take on the affliction of writing I just came across.

boy with a hat

Woman reading

When you write at your leisure, when the children are asleep or in the evenings after work, and you do it because putting words on paper improves your disposition, without caring too much how good your writing is because you don’t plan to show it to anyone anyway, all is well.

But when you isolate yourself in a room, and lock the door and unplug the phone and maybe even drop out of school to write not only for yourself but for others too, in short, when you decide to become an author despite the odds, that’s when the troubles begin.

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