Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I wrote a post on Forbes that's causing a stink: "Why You Shouldn't Be a Writer."
People don't like the post because it's true. They want to cruise around the internet watching those stupid ass videos that tell you how your brain works, or how to hack your toilet, or ways you can make millions publishing shitty novels that no one wants to read. It's all so supportive.
Most people are not great [INSERT WHATEVER YOU WANT HERE -- EXAMPLES: CHEFS, DANCERS, SWIMMERS, ARTIST, SINGERS, ETC.].
The internet meant everyone was like, ooh, I ticky-tacked some words together, ta-da, I am a writer! Bleh. You're not. And it's not about monetizing it, and it's not about being famous for it, and it's not about doing it anyway because, dang it, you can't help but do it!
In fact, all these people yammering on about BUT OMG I CANNOT HELP BUT WRITE IT POURS OUT OF ME LIKE MY BOWELS EMPTYING are freaking delusional.
Writing is like a heroin addiction. Do not want. Have anyway.