"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations." --Charles R. Swindall
I asked myself this week--are writers all nuts for doing what we do?
The only way to find out for sure (obviously) is to make a list of pros and cons for the writing life!
Pro: Being able to do odd things, like acting out mock battles in your living room, and call it "research."
Con: Banging your knee on the coffee table while "researching."
Pro: The elated feeling you get when you have an amazing idea.
Con: Insomnia after having an amazing idea at 3 a.m.
Pro: Reading new books all the time to improve your craft!
Con: Tripping over books in the dark because they're everywhere.
Pro: Meeting new writer friends online!
Con: Getting distracted by new writer friends and facebooking/twittering instead of writing.
Pro: The excitement of putting your work out there and actively chasing your dreams.
Con: The terror or putting your work out there and actively chasing your dreams!
Pro: Eating chocolate to make waiting more fun!
Con: People criticize your work, reject it, don't complement you every time like the genius you are.
Pro: Criticism makes you improve! You learn from every mistake, and become a better writer.
Con: The road will be HARD.
Pro: You'll live a life without regret, without wondering what could have been if only you'd tried.
So, I suppose the answer is "Nes?" Or possible "Yo?" Yeahno?
What do you guys think? :)