On Writing (Taking a Really Long Time to Bear Fruit)

Just a quick post to point out a nice long post John Scalzi made re: the dedication/stamina/stubbornness necessarily to write and get published as a novelist. Here’s a choice pull-quote I can relate to:

[Some writers] start writing something that they thought might be a book-length idea, only to find not only did it not qualify as a short story, it was better for everyone involved if the stunted, weird thing was taken behind the tool shed, whacked with a shovel and buried without anyone else knowing it ever existed.

From “Why New Novelists are Kinda Old, or, Hey, Publishing is Slow“.

One thought on “On Writing (Taking a Really Long Time to Bear Fruit)”

  1. Not necessarily a comment on this entry per se – just wanted to say, every time I visit your blog, I am more impressed than I was the last time. You really “get it,” that’s all I can say. 🙂

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