Speaking on writing, I always check out Miss Snark's blog. She's an anonymous literary agent who gives lots of blunt advice. Therefore, I was delighted when I read a recent post on when to give up on writing:
Publication may be nice but it's not the only reward.
The very act of writing is its own reward. It teaches you (if you pay attention) how to see the world through different eyes; how to wield language skilfully; how to organize a persuasive presentation.
You recognize that writing is a creative art and brings you joy."
Now read the rest here.
I feel like another pointless poll.
What sweets do you remember from your childhood?
Foam sugar shrimp.
White chocolate mice.
...I'm not from the UK and none (most) of these are(n't) ringing any bells for me.
Do you read any actor's blogs?
Nope, I'm not interested in celebrities.
Nope, because I like them too much to find out what they're really like.
Yes, just a few that I really like.
Yes, including some I'm not very interested in just in case they mention an actor I do like!
Yes, I read as many as I know about. I like a lot of celebrities.
And now I'm off to the rehearsal, I swear!