Friday, January 19, 2007

Process. There is no substitute.

The entry title paraphrasing Joel Goodson from Risky Business continues a look at why I write. As I mentioned Monday, when an 8th grade classmate had a book published in the school library, I realized I wanted to write and be published.

Many people are happy just reading. Some people are thrilled to be mentioned in the front or back matter. Others get a kick out of having characters named after them in someone else's books. Still others are content to hold up self-published books. Me? I'm not fully satisfied until I write it, an editor reads and accepts it, and it is widely published.

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