PLAY, ARTISTRY, WORK

Writing isn’t work.

I’m writing a new novel, and it’s like playing. In the same way it’s so much fun to visit Hogwarts, for example, it’s fun for me to write a world I want to be in. Writing is playing.

But writing isn’t just playing. It’s also artistry, but that’s not work either. Artistry is when I have a story that’s been a lot of fun for me, and now I want to shape it into something that readers can enjoy, too. That’s exciting, really cool. Rewriting is artistry.

And then there’s marketing the finished book. Sigh. Oh my God.

That’s work.

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