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I WRITE A LITTLE EVERY DAY






“I write a little every day, without hope and without despair.”

-         Isak Dinesen

 “I’ve passed this excellent advice on to my students for years, trying to impress on them the importance of falling in love with their craft and finding their pleasure in their daily work. If you’re really a writer, as opposed to just wanting to be one, you’re dedicated to the work for the joy of it. You make it a part of the life you choose to live. Whatever happens from that point on happens. If you publish, fine. If you publish a few pieces and then stop, fine. If you never publish? Well, even then you still have this thing you love, this thing you do every day because it’s so richly connected to your identity and the way you process the world.”

-         Lee Martin, author of The Bright Forever, finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. From Glimmer Train Bulletin #48. http://www.glimmertrain.com/b48martin.html

  

I write almost every day.

Sometimes a little.

Sometimes a lot.

Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s not.

But I do love what I do.


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kellyrfineman
Jan. 20th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
Love this post.
angeladegroot
Jan. 21st, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I like it too. Nothing like a little amateurish poetry to finish off other people's words of wisdom.
writerjenn
Jan. 21st, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Lee Martin is very smart. And so are you!
angeladegroot
Jan. 21st, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
I so love compliments - keep them coming!:)
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