Dave talks about what it’s like reviewing your own book for publication and feeling like the whole thing is poor. I’m writing a book myself and I have to say I understand exactly what he’s saying. The urge to re-write whole sections is almost overpowering.
Seeing other people pound out multiple books in a year is humbling. I get side-tracked continuously between blogging and photography and just trying to keep my real life floating along. Kudos to those who do all that and also create good fiction too.
A good read.
Heinlein wrote a short monograph on the writing process and what he had learned over the years. I can’t seem to locate it right now. It was full of wisdom. If I find a hard copy I’ll post excerpts.
I don’t know if I’ve seen that one but I remember his essay about his addiction to writing. I remember him describing withdrawal symptoms when he gave up writing.