If you’re not rich you can always say, well, I’m a good writer. If your marriage falls apart you can always point out, well, I did get published in a big-time blog. If your daughter’s arrest is on the six o’clock news you can always declare, well, I just sold my first short story.
Ha ha ha. The Old Soldier is just having some fun with you.
But there is something very satisfying about being a writer. Bad things are going to happen to you whether you’re a writer or not.
So, I choose to be a writer.
It’s not a philosophy that works for everyone. But as you struggle to be the best writer you can be, I bet you will begin to understand that writing well is the best revenge.
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