Further to yesterday’s post:
While few writers consider themselves as artists, I don’t recall any who referred to their books as gifts.
Well, ok. I hear Shawn Coyne and Steven Pressfield talk that way. But for those of us in our first five years, that’s pretty bold language. Some people might think it sounds conceited. Most writers, especially those just starting out, worry that their writing isn’t any good; that it will be rejected by readers.
Which way do you lean? Do you think about your book as a gift to the world, or are you simply trying to get to the end of the thing?