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How many writers are out there who are belittled and dismissed as lost souls with a useless hobby?
I’ve just published my 4th book and I’m taken aback when people so close to me refer to my career as a hobby.
A man slaves over wood for hours, days, weeks and months to make a beautiful table and chairs. He may work somewhere to pay the bills but he does his wood work because he loves it. That isn’t a hobby. It’s art and he’s an artist.
I write novels, short stories and poetry. It is art and I am an artist.
Do you write? Draw? Paint? Slave over something you love?
You’re a goddamn artist.
Thank you for reading
Well said, to the point. I feel the same when people say ‘Oh’ to me. It’s as if what we do is a waste of time. I disagree.
… The infamous “Oh”
I know it too well. I guess it’s just part of the struggle that goes with being a creative type.
Thanks for your input,