I figured I would reblog this since a couple of people discovered it this week. Comments are turned off because it’s so old, but whatever.
“Don’t ask a writer what he’s working on. It’s like asking someone with cancer on the progress of his disease.” – Luke Angel
I often read quotes by writers, hoping to glean a bit of what they think of the process, and more importantly, its place in society. All too often, I come across a quote like the one above. I’ve become convinced that writers say stupid shit like this in order to make non-writers think what we have is a noble cause.
So, allow me to ring the bullshit alarm. It’s not that hard. Contrary to what you may have been told, there is no blood on the forehead. In fact, let me go so far as to say, if getting the words out is painful … you’re probably doing it wrong.
Or, worse yet, maybe you’ve got the wrong hobby. (God forbid…
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