Sunday, June 6, 2010

I was in my mid-teens when I discovered that I was a writer. Notice that I didn’t say 'wanted to be a writer.' 'Want' has almost nothing to do with it. It's either there or it isn't. If you happen to be one, you're stuck with it. You'll write whether you get paid for it or not. You won't be able to help yourself. When it's going, well, it's like reaching up into heaven and pulling down fire. It's better than any dope you can buy. When it's not going well, it's much like giving birth to a baby elephant.

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