Thursday, January 26, 2012

How to feel miserable as a writer

Look, it was tough gig... okay?
  1. Constantly compare yourself to other writers
  2. Talk to your family about what you do and expect them to cheer you on
  3. Base the suceess of your entire career on one prospect
  4. Stick with what you know
  5. Undervalue your expertise
  6. Let money dictate what you do
  7. Bow to societal pressures
  8. Only do work that your family would love
  9. Do whatever the writers' magazines/ agent guides/ instructional books tell you to do
  10. Set unachieveable/ overwhelming goals, to be accomplished by tomorrow

Okay, so this is 'slightly' pinched from something from an anonymous source currently doing the rounds of the interwebs, but the original version was aimed at artists, so I figured a slight re-tuning was needed.  If anyone knows who should get credit for this list please let me know!