Wednesday, October 21, 2009

From: "Becoming a Writer"

"[A] writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway."

"Becoming a Writer"
Junot Díaz


  1. Whew.

    I don't have to feel ashamed to call myself a writer, then - this gives me permission to not have to be a good writer.

    Thanks for sharing that, good morning for it.

  2. Very true. Thanks for this thought. Very grounding.

  3. How'd I miss this priceless and much needed tidbit?