When people ask me advice about becoming a professional writer, I always want to go full-on Jerry Maguire at the end of the film, when he’s about to be shut up by you had me at hello. He’s teary-eyed. He’s at the end of his rope. He says something like “it’s a cynical world. A cynical, CYNICAL world.” He says this phrase to the woman he loves and a bunch of divorced ladies who don’t give a shit about him. I really feel this scene, which brings me to:
Welcome to the world of writing. It really gets to you sometimes, you teary-eyed dreamers. You are constantly at the end of a fraying rope. The water below is filled with critics, harsh internet comments, people who don’t give a shit about you, and maybe one woman you love. Who gets you. Who you had at the first sentence; “hello” or “It was a dark and stormy night” or, you know, “I’m telling you this story even though I’m dead”. The shining beacon in the muck of it at all.
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