arcaedia on why, in the end, writing is about just, well, writing.

And let’s skip the sugar-coating. Writing is hard. Getting published is harder. But you’re certainly not going to accomplish it by (a) never finishing anything, or (b) never sending it out. You have to (c) continue to finish things and send them out until your fingers bleed words and you net that first sale…. If it’s really what you want are you going to let a handful (or even a room full) of rejections be all that is standing in your way. They’re stones in the road. Sure, some of them will trip you up, but you’re not going to get anywhere if you don’t pick yourself up, learn something, and keep going.

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