I adore author and speaker Rachel Held Evans and I read her blog regularly. She doesn't usually talk much about writing, but today she posted about the things she never knew when she was a little girl attending writing camps for kids and dreaming about one day becoming an author. Some of the lines really resonated with me:
They didn’t tell me that I’d be working in my pajamas most of the time.
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They didn’t tell me how lonely this work can be.
They didn’t tell me that I’d go from loving my manuscript to categorically abominating it within a matter of hours.
They didn’t tell me that this work—this life—would become such a part of who I am that even when it makes me crazy, I need it like I need water and sunlight and love.
It's so true . . . especially the love-to-hate bit. That is exactly where I am right now.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and happy writing, NaNoers!