Twitter can be a lot of things: a cesspool, a time sink, the repository of amazing cat videos. But my Friday Twitter gave me all sorts of motivation – a gentle but firm reminder that writing is hard, but what else are you going to do with your time? Scroll through Twitter all day?
I’ll share, and you can see if anything resonates with you.
The first tweet is from DongWon Song of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, who links to a Substack essay ostensibly about empathy when critiquing, but contains the startling metaphor that a professional chef ignores little burns and cuts, while the home chef may feel differently about blood on the counter or some blisters. If you’ve had your feelings hurt by the publishing business (and let’s face it, you don’t avoid the burns and blisters by self-publishing, either), you might like reading the whole essay. Tough, but it feels true. Here’s the tweet with Continue reading