Why I write.

I heard on CBC radio today that the average Canadian writer makes $11,000/ year. It kind of made me smile- it just confirms what I think I’ve suspected all along.

You have to write because you love writing.

The journey to get where I am has been a long one, and I am one of the lucky ones. Writers often write for ten years, 6-7 books before they get picked up.

So you can’t write for the money- and for goodness sake don’t write for the fame! Haha. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t know Stephen King if he came up to me and shook my hand… but maybe that’s just me.

For myself I guess it begins with the odd pleasure of putting one word after another. The pure act of creating a sentence. Oh sure I’ve got high and lofty reasons behind my work. The fact that I want to show the world beauty is one of them. But if you’ve really got to get down to it…

It’s just so darn fun.

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About cjgosling

I paint, I sing, I walk in the rain. I'm clumsy and I love the smell of campfire. My head is full of imaginary things and the only thing I ever really want to do in life is write. My first book "Shadowlands: The Guardian" was released in Feb. 2011. The sequel is coming in 2012! View all posts by cjgosling

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