Lies About Writing

The Writer's Apocalypse

There are some weeks when I sit in front of the keyboard and simply stare at the monitor. That little vertical blinking line tauntingly blips in and out, hypnotizing me, erasing all inspiration I have to write.

Side note, did you know that the vertical blinking line is called an Insertion Point? I would have thought that it had a more exotic name. But sometimes simple is best.

The point of this intro is that I can’t figure out what to rant about for this column. During these times of desperation, I turn to Pinterest and look up writing quotes. For some reason, I think they’ll give me inspiration for a topic. It took some scrolling, but I actually did find something to write about. The lies people tell about writing.

Lie #1: “Someday, you’re going to be someone’s favorite author.”

Let’s face facts, okay? Just because you write, it…

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