Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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Writers write, that's what they do.

Quote from interview with Nicola Griffiths.

"Do the work. It's not about talent, though that's important. It's not about the connections, though that, too, will make a difference. It's not even about the ideas (which, honestly, are bottom on the list in terms of what matters). It's about the work. Wanting to be a writer, talking about writing, planning to write one day -- none of these things makes you a writer. Writers write. Writers who are talented, and lucky, and very, very stubborn get published. But essentially, writers write."

Sigh... I do write, but very very slowly. I still need to sort out why I get no writing done at weekends when, in theory, I have time, yet I can write in odd corners of time in the working week.
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