You just want to write.
I know some folks like that, and they're great people. But they will probably never get published.
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But what if you want more. What if you're a writer through and through? What if you can hardly think about anything else but writing? And what if writing sometimes gives you a terrible crick in the neck?
Welcome to the publishing club, where the feat is joyous beyond measure, but continually keeps you hopping up to the next step.
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But here's something I know. The best writing that I have ever penned on paper or typed from keys onto my computer screen has come from the depths. Great writing hurts. Great writing makes you cry. Great writing takes you out of yourself. It's scary. But great writing can also heal.
When you feel hurt or pain the next time you write, consider this.
What you write, if you write it from your heart, from your soul; if you allow your entire being to experience it, you will heal, but not only you, but that reader who is reading your book.
And I can't think about anything more rewarding than that.