Have You Seen Me This Morning?
When Dan Cryer interviewed E.L Doctorow for Newsday he mentioned the author’s long list of achievements. Doctorow’s reply:
Everything that could possibly happen to a writer is bad. Lack of recognition is very bad, No money, very bad. A lot of money, very bad. Whatever happens, it’s full of dangers and hazards for the writer. Writing isn’t just a matter of putting words on a page. If you do this long enough, there’s a kind of loss of self. It can drive a writer to drink, depression, whatever. The hazards are quite visible in the physical wreckage.
Thanks, now I feel great.