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Why I'm not A Writer

a/k/a Why I love reading sarahtales, Part the Umpty-Fourth:

And for most people, it's not the first book. I have written thirty-four books. I have published two and will unless disaster strikes publish a third. After that, who can say? I can say this: I will not be publishing all the books I've written. Many of them are bad. So so bad. Astronomically bad. Even if someone offered me a big truck full of money, I could not cope with the shame of knowing others would read those words. (Those words include such sentences as 'But was giving her the cut direct at Almack's enough? Embarrassment might be a bitter drink, Julia reflected, but not so bitter as that from the bottle on her papa's desk marked POISON.' Also the immortal line 'Suddenly, ninjas.')

I am fortunate to have a comparable level of Insanely Stubborn (along with what I like to think is a comparable sense of humor about it).

However, I can only have it for one profession at a time, and it's all booked up. :-)

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irish_horse
Nov. 15th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting. Food for thought. As usual, I have screwed myself six ways from Sunday.

Back to the locked room with the computer...
wiliqueen
Nov. 15th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
That's... really not supposed to be the takeaway, I think.
irish_horse
Nov. 15th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
I know. It was just the initial knee-jerk. I've taken more away from this than you might think.
wiliqueen
Nov. 15th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
*whew* Okay, good. The moment of "Oh, shit, I've given her a bat to bang herself on the head with" was not fun. %-}

Edited at 2010-11-15 07:23 pm (UTC)
sventhelost
Nov. 15th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
It was both comforting and somewhat discouraging when I read that Brandon Sanderson had like 12 novels he'd written before he finally sold something. I don't have that kinda time!
wiliqueen
Nov. 15th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
I suspect he didn't either. As with anything else, the time must be found/made. *wry g*
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