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Mondo Cane

It’s a dog’s life, sometimes, you know? Writing, I mean.

What keeps us at it? Ambition, I guess. Love. An idiotic addiction to storytelling. Actually, I haven’t figured this out yet. There are a bunch of reasons not to write, certainly: It’s tough to get published; it’s tough to stay published. Then: bad reviews, novels that won’t catch fire, the doldrums where nothing much gets done, watching drek sell like crazy. Getting  a bad back from too much hunching over keyboards. Getting asked constantly when someone is going to make a move out of one of your stories. But stop me before I get depressed.

We who are driven to write get plenty out the amazing experience of plumbing our own depths for the hidden story. It’s just that the game is tough. Read More…