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Recently me and some of my pro writer colleagues have been asked why we are always complaining about writing, and, the follow-up question: if it’s such a horrible job why don’t we get a better one?
Good question! Here are some of the answers:
I hope that makes it all crystal clear. I live to answer your questions. And, um, write books. Like the one that’s due next Friday fer instance. Should get back to that. Or sleep, possibly. If the clanking pipes allow.
Oh, and also, what Maureen said.
Posted by Justine at 0:00, 13 November 2008 under Ranting, Whingeing, Writing life | 5 Comments »
Jenn S. Says:
This post popped up in my feed reader just as I was writing a post in which I whine about writing. Full of win.
Now, I do have a question for you. Would it be easier to take up the profession of full-time writing if one was a zombie…or a unicorn?
November 13th, 2008 at 1:26 AM
So – You’re saying that writing is like steam heating?
November 13th, 2008 at 6:16 AM
Lol! #4 sounds like Maureen Johnson!
November 14th, 2008 at 2:51 PM
Lee Wind Says:
I’ve been seeing lots of lists in the kidlitosphere on WHY we write, but a list on why we WHING (I usually do it without the silent “g”) about writing is an AWESOME twist on it!
November 21st, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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