Terrific blog about writing.
You know, when I first started writing, it was a hobby. I was serious about it, because I don’t seem to be able to do something half-ass that I care about, but I really didn’t expect much to come of it. In the beginning–before God created computers and editing was a pain in the rear end–before you could move paragraphs and add and delete by hitting a button–I wrote short stories and writing was about having fun. Writing is STILL fun for me. Yes, it’s work. Yes, it takes commitment. But doggone, it’s fun to get inside other peoples’ heads and make their stories come to life.
I still love writing and writers. But as soon as you go to your first writers’ conference, the rules change. You don’t just think of a story you want to write, but now, you think about markets. What are the odds that my story…
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