July 31, 2013

Mary Karr on reality and royalty checks

I read an interview with one of my favorite authors -- Mary Karr, and I feel an overwhelming sense of relief from her words. Especially the part where she says she supports herself as a college professor -- not as a writer, and that she couldn't pay the mortgage on the revenue from her books.

Why would this give me a sense of relief?

Because the truth is always better than fiction.

The most important truth is that regardless of the day job, if you're a writer you will find a way to write.

Here's a the article:  Why We Write: Mary Karr on the Madness and Magnetism of the Written Word.

Keep writing. It saves lives.