“You really have to buck the fuck up, do the work, and know that you’re probably going to have to do more work than you imagined you’d have to do to get to the place that you imagined as successful. And when you get there, you’ll see that “successful” feels less successful than you thought it would. Success in writing is about keeping the faith over a long, long stretch of time. This isn’t something you just do a little bit and then get a reward at the end of… it’s a life’s work.”—
when all you knew to be true so suddenly changed, and you find yourself alone in this new space, and you look out to the people who were next to you all that time and they are no longer there… the ones who said they were close to you, well, they…they’ve moved on, never missing a beat to notice…it’s then, out of that sea of “friends”, you will SEE… the real ones emerge.