United States of Leland). However, it really comes down to this: writing is a full-time job. Even if you have another one, if you're going to succeed you have to leave that other job, then sit your ass down and write.For many, this job is one of the most misunderstood professions. It's along the same lines as those that don't understand video games. It's a diversion, it's easy, you're only a writer if people are reading your shit (Thanks,
I have been failing at that recently, as my job has started to push 50, 60 hours a week. I am able to dedicate just enough time to complete these posts (which are important in their own right), but my novels are suffering for it. That's not to say I'm going to slow down, just more than I need to focus and start carving out more time to work on these projects rather than simply throwing myself into these posts, then saying, "Well, I've only got ten minutes left of my hour, guess I'll write half a page." Now this is coupled with the struggle I'm having figuring out where The Magician is going to end up, but we've dealt with that in the previous posts.
So, in an effort to get back to The Magician (which soon will have its own page), the rest of this post will feature my favorite representations of writing:
What are your favorite representations of writing or writers? And what type of reactions have you had to your writing, if that's your chosen profession?