For my end of year post on the Writers’ Vineyard, I tossed together a few lessons from 2013, the year I became a published author. Written at the last minute, of course.
Here is lesson number one:
Authorship means negotiating a series of paradoxes. Writing is solitary and communal, it is art and business, it is work and joy, all at the same time. The parts of us that are profoundly uncomfortable with paradox shrink over time, and the parts of us that revel in these contrasts thrive.
And to one and all, I wish you a new year filled with peace and an abundance of time for the things that bring you joy.