novel - Can I be a writer, with a mental illness? - Writing Stack Exchange

  • The First Draft is Sacred!
  • The goal is to finish the draft. It is like climbing Everest. Once you are in the danger zone you have 2 options - reach the summit or return to base camp.
  • “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.” - Pat Conroy
    *“You just have to go on when it is worst and most helpless—there is only one thing to do with a novel and that is go straight on through to the end of the damn thing” - Ernest Hemingway