You think writing’s a dream job ? It’s more like a horror film.

This article was in today’s Guardian. I recognize many of the thoughts of Tim Lott, who wrote it.

Tim  Lott

The comments at the bottom of the article are worth reading (expand them),particularly the one about the 60% of people who want to be writers,imagining that it’s all J K Rowling easy-peasy wealth and celebrity. It wasn’t for her,when she was trying to find a publisher for her first Harry Potter book,though fortunately that turned into a publishing juggernaut which will keep her for the rest of her days.

The John Dos Passos observation quoted made me snort in recognition at the truth of it : “Writers are like fleas, they get very little nourishment from one another”.


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