Reflections on the writing career
Some rules to live by:
Be unrelenting in your efforts. Many people go to their graves having never had their voice really heard. Do not take this for granted.
Some people publish more and better works all the time. Hunt them down and find out how.
Don’t write for free. And when you do, do it in a venue and with fellow writers of consequence and who are making a real difference in someone’s life.
Write first to give. You were helped along your way - this is how you repay your debt.
Write your truth as you see it. Anything else is just a waste of karma.
There are people who take and never help anyone else. They are unimportant. Pay them no attention.
Write as your life depends on it. Compromise your schedule only for those you love.
Create a body of work and set it free into the world. It’s your way of saying thanks for the use of the hall.