Dear Kyros,

What a great analogy — comparing writing to a new lover! I’ve read Elizabeth Gilbert, when she knew that writing was going to be her life, she promised to become writing’s hand maiden, to serve it faithfully all her life. This reminds me of that. You make time and room for what is important to you — computer games or writing? Doing the dishes and laundry is important, but they don’t take much time — writing SHOULD be a passion. I had a journalism teacher, Mr. Pearson, who used to say to a room of aspiring reporters, “You have to have an urge to write, a nearly biological need to write. Otherwise, you’re in the wrong business.”

Brilliant. Thank you.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

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