You have to appreciate the spiritual component of having an opportunity to do something as wondrous as writing. You should be practical and smart and you should have a good agent and you should work really, really hard. But you should also be filled with awe and gratitude about this amazing way to be in the world.
You can read “Susan Orlean on Writing” in full here:
I started following her on Twitter and her tweets make for a fun read too if you don’t have the time to read her articles or books.