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.
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.
I’ve managed to get some work done nearly every day of my adult life, without impressive financial success.
I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die.