I am writing. Though a failed spinal reconstruction is now gripping my spine in an evil clamp, I am writing. Though I slip into fevers that last weeks from severe r.a./lupus sle, I am writing. Though I must fight with the state for the egregious bills they charge me because I’m under 50 and sick, I am writing. Though the pain grips me so much I stare into space unable to stand every second of it, I am writing.
Though I often can’t use my hands to type, I am writing.
Why? Because a man whom I’ve never met but who understands far more than I obstacles is sitting in his wheelchair and building empires. Because of this man, I am writing.
Thank you for your example, Jon. And this quote I am hanging on my bedside:
The more I write, the more I realize building a career as a writer isn’t about smarts or talent or even discipline. It’s about guts.
To guts and gumption and you.
What obstacles do you overcome in your writing? Be fearless and write a few words in the comments.
See Jon Morrow’s Letter to Writers
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