A Drift of Quill for January 2019
The Best and Worst Things About Being an Author
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I can think of no better way to welcome in 2019 than for us to share our thoughts about what we each find to be the best and worst things about being an author.
Robin Lythgoe, author of As the Crow Flies, is sure to have something for you as soon as she comes up for air.
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I wonder what P.S. Broaddus, author of A Hero's Curse, thinks are the best and worst things about being an author. Shall we see?
My own musings on the best and worst aspects of being an author will be rather short this time around. Which will perhaps illustrate the blessing and curse of the vocation aptly. First, the worst. The worst aspect of being a writer? It can be put off.
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Finally, here's my thoughts ...
In general, I prefer to end things on a positive note. Thus, I shall first set forth my “worst.” For me, that’s fairly easy. Some say it’s the editing. But no, no, no, not for me! That’s actually one of the best things for me, as it means that my thoughts are already down. From there, I can manipulate them to my heart’s content. I just need time, quiet, and ...
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