Wednesday, June 16, 2010

but the real life

But the real life of a writer resides in showing up at the keyboard every day, with the necessary patience and mercy, and making the best decisions you can on behalf of your people. It’s a slow process. It often feels hopeless, more like an affliction than an art form. Steve Almond from The New Yorker's One over 40 in The Rumpus
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1 comment:

mw said...

it so often feels hopeless, i think. the only way to overcome it is to be there at the keyboard, i think the only way to overcome it is be there at the keyboard when the hopeless gives way to something may feel like inspiration.