Truth About Writers

From the LA Times: The
Truth About Writers

Ask a writer what she values most in her creative life, and she is
likely to respond, “Time to write.” Not many of us have the luxury of
writing full- time; we have spouses, families, day jobs. To the people
closest to the writer, “writing time” may seem like so much
self-indulgence: Why should we get to sit around thinking all day?
Normal people don’t require hour after continuous hour of solitude and
silence. Normal people can be flexible.And yet, we writers tell our friends and children, there is nothing
more sacrosanct, more vital to our intellectual and emotional
well-being, than writing time. But we writers have a secret.

We don’t spend much time writing.

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