People will tolerate some amazing things to have human contact. Sometimes, relationships are hideous tradeoffs.
With that in mind, I think about how writing well isn’t purely about effort, but also about creating an environment that helps me do my best. Choosing the right people in my life, and the right surroundings, both have a huge impact on the final product.
Not to mention how much better the whole process can feel along the way.
Just Trust Me: Finding the Truth in a World of Spin (Quest Books, 2011)