“But if you’re truly in love with the written word, with being a storyteller- if you are a writer in the very catacombs of your heart, you don’t follow another’s roadmap for your career.
You fucking draw your own.
And you never say die.”
So I still haven’t gotten the issues with this blog figured out. If you’re experiencing amazingly slow load times, missing basic things like…I don’t know…pictures in blog posts…I’m really sorry. I think I need to transfer the domain away from GoDaddy and I’m trying to figure that out. But my deadline to finish this draft of the sequel is tomorrow, so I have to focus on that.
I was actually planning on skipping posting at all this week because of the above mentioned issues. Then I came across this blog post from my friend and amazing horror writer Joe Hart. You need to read the whole thing. It’s phenomenal. Rather than try to summarize it in any way, I’m giving you the quote at the beginning of this post and the one at the end. But please click over and read the whole thing. Then check out his new book, Widow Town. I’m excited to dive into it.
“No writer, NONE, has sat down and created a masterpiece without toiling away, without chipping out the words that sometimes are moored in the subconscious marble. No writer opens a vein and bleeds a great novel onto the page without looking where the hell they’re going.
Guess what writing is?
It’s renewable wonder. It’s perspective. It’s magic and joy and torment and horror and love and pain and driving without headlights down a highway studded with hazards and pitfalls.”