One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore. Another is that writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around.
you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere.
debt of honor.
I just try to warn people who hope to get published that publication is not all that it is cracked up to be. But writing is.