And if we move we'll fall a million miles to the ground and be crushed to death.
(Don't tell me I'm the only one who has scared themselves near to death with an overactive imagination in the dark...?)
Anyway, it's hard to trust who might actually be trusted out there... and sometimes we really do want some plain-fact truths to help us get our heads straight and... just reach out and touch that closet wall and reassure ourselves that the restrictions are to be worked within, not imagined away.
Recently, Bob Mayer posted a highly interesting piece on what he termed "13 Harsh Truths" about the writer's life.
I particularly like 4 and 5, particularly the last part of 4. There's no way all the people who claim to have a secret to successful writing, and will tell you how in their "How to Be A Successful Novelist" book, actually know how to be a successful novelist. A real novelist will more likely be writing that next novel... or not. Maybe how to be a successful novelist mostly involves selling a self-help book to writer's everywhere? Hmmm?
Yep, there's a reason the Self Help section is considered the best bets by publishers.
And yes, most writers will spend far more on books than they ever earn from books.
But that just means you have to look beneath the layers when someone's trying to, literally, sell you something.
But really, you should go take a look, 'cause all his points are thought-worthy.
Did you read them?
What do you think of the list?