A BEAUTIFUL DEFENSE OF WRITING WITHOUT THE PROMISE OF REWARD…
Dear Ones –
I met this author, Torre de Roche, last week in Australia, and she gave me a copy of her terrific memoir LOVE WITH A CHANCE OF DROWNING.
Then I found this blog post of hers, about how it took her eight years to write her book — with absolutely no assurance of any sort of good outcome — and why that sort of dedicated creative labor is totally worth it.
This is right on the money, you guys, and very inspiring.
For all who are working quietly alone out there (or who are about to try) this one's for you:
ONWARD, and thank you! Torre!
When you’re working on something unconventional, something creative and uncertain, it can be disheartening to feel like you’re not producing enough, not getting the numbers, not earning the money. And where is this thing that you’ve been spending all your time on, hmm? It doesn’t exist yet. Will any…