Friday, October 30, 2009
Our fellow blogger mentioned an article where they stated if an artist is honest, his work is important. Many a writer is intimidated by the celebrity who makes it to the big time and stands in the limelight. But as stated, many unknown writers are just as good, if not better.
I know as a group we have gone through phases of depression and discouragement where we have wondered why we bothered. We discuss what our goals are and why we are writing. None of us are writing simply to make money, though that's always good...
We write because we're driven. That's why we do stuff like Nanowrimo -- it helps give us focus and keeps us honest. We tend to group with others that feel the same to bouy each other up, and it's something that keeps the sanity going.
So if you know a writer that's participating this next month in the national novel insanity, think of them and support their efforts to be honest to their craft. Chocolate and few distractions come to mind...
That way we can all be as honest as Mr. Lincoln was.