Joe Doakes from Como Pak emails:
“Many people want to be authors. They crave the adulation of fans, going to cons, signing books, being able to work in their bathrobe and getting checks in the mail. Few people really want to be writers. Writers are miserable people who spend most of their time alone, have poor relations with their families and live in other worlds because this one doesn’t work for them. But to be an author you have to be a writer first.” (Paraphrase of Lois Bujold.)
There definitely are days when I feel that way.
I’m suddenly longing for the dignified grace of Jimmy Carter.