Monday, March 29, 2010

The Awful Truth

Writers must learn to be sadomasochists (if they aren’t one already). You must be a sadist to your characters (Vonnegut, Rule 6), but a masochist the rest of the time because there’s no other way you can endure the long slog and see your work through all the obstacles the publishing process will throw your way without learning to love the pain of defeat…the brutal stab of rejection.

You must love learning from your mistakes.

1 comment:

Sharon Mayhew said...

You only get better by hearing the bad stuff. LOL! It's nice when you get some positives too, but if that's all you are getting your either brilliant or need a new critiquing partner. :)

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