The Reliable Uncertainty of a Writing Life

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The most difficult thing about being a writer isn’t the writing. Most people do not understand this. The writing is the easy part. You can control the writing. The hardest part of a writer’s life is the staggering and overwhelming uncertainty of it. What will happen when the poem, the essay, the memoir, the novel is finished? What if no one wants it?

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