I think it was Walter who said you can’t write a novel if you are riddled with self doubt. Damn right, he is. But in the last couple of weeks, I actually learned more stuff to add to that realization:
1. Being patient with others is difficult; being patient with yourself is impossible.
2. Novel writers were probably the first to acquire bipolar disorder.
3. “Who cares?” is as tough to answer as “What is the meaning of life?”
4. Your opinion does not matter as much as the opinion of the editor or the publisher.
5. Writing fiction is more complicated than real life no matter how much they tell you they are the same.
6. The writer in you is your own worst enemy.
7. If you don’t try, you have 0% chances of getting published.
8. Fuck is a word in the dictionary.
9. Writing novels is hard especially when you don’t know why you are writing it in the first place.
10. Does anyone know the suicide rate of wannabe novel writers?