Coincidentally, I found this article called “The Little Writer that Could – And Did”
It’s a little long, but truly worthwhile of your time. And can I just say, perfect for my second post ever on this blog? Here’s an excerpt:
…”[writing] is nervous work. The state you need to write in is the state that others are paying large sums to get rid of.”
Let’s face it. We sometimes “sit and stare at that blank sheet of paper until blood forms on our foreheads” or words on the page. Sometimes all we get is blood.
Some of us have found that bleeding words is easy when faced with the challenge of trying to share those words with a sometimes uncaring world. It requires risking rejection from our critique partners, from editors, and if we manage to sell our work, then by reviewers, and finally by the toughest market of all: the reader. Read more