Found another writer....
Seems to be several million out there, each posting about how tough it is to make it.
I was reading Rob Diaz at "Write Anything". He posted, "It's Okay, Or the Continuing Education of a Writer". Some of it seems familiar. Like this.
"Friends and family members have died or fallen ill. Work has proven to be frustrating at best and soul-sucking at worst. Devastating hurricanes, minor earthquakes and freak snowstorms have come and while mostly proving to be a nuisance for me they’ve done some serious damage to the homes and lives of people I know."
Are we all, as writers, suffering this same angst out there?
Or -- "It has taught me that I am too hard on myself when things I do because I want to do them don’t go according to the plan I have in my head. It has taught me that things get even worse when I then try to force them to behave according to The Plan."
Did he write this, or did I? Was it someone else on Red Room? It seems like I've thought, read and wrote words like these. We're all out there, aren't we, hanging on, struggling with ourselves and our lives, aging, and pursuing dreams.
Rob Diaz spends his days writing computer software and his nights chauffeuring his children around his hometown of Hamilton, New Jersey. An avid organic gardener, trumpet player and coffee drinker, Rob writes fiction in which coffee, the number thirteen and the natural environment play pivotal roles. You can find more from Rob at Thirteenth Dimension.
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