Profession or religion?

Most famous writers write every day for as long as they can. It’s like a nine to five job. When they don’t feel like it, they do it anyway.

Because, sadly, that’s the only way you’ll ever get better, and the only way you’ll ever produce something worth reading.

Cristian Mihai

religion J.D. Salinger once wrote (in his novella, Seymour: An Introduction ), “Do you know what I was smiling at? You wrote down that you were a writer by profession. It sounded to me like the loveliest euphemism I had ever heard. When was writing ever your profession? It’s never been anything but your religion. Never. I’m a little over-excited now. Since it is your religion, do you know what you will be asked when you die? But let me tell you first what you won’t be asked. You won’t be asked if you were working on a wonderful, moving piece of writing when you died. You won’t be asked if it was long or short, sad or funny, published or unpublished. You won’t be asked if you were in good or bad form while you were working on it. You won’t even be asked if it was the one piece…

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