“I know a lot of writers, which means there are days when my social media feeds are clogged with relentless self-promotion. Everyone’s written a book, and everyone wants you to buy it.
Susanna Moore, Cheryl Strayed, and the Place Where the Writers Work by Emily St. John Mandel
This is a delicate point, because we do need to sell our books. Selling books is how we make our living, or at least part of our living. But there are days when I wish we could all just take a deep breath in the midst of all the hustle and remember what matters, because my personal opinion is that what matters the most is the work, not the sales numbers.”
I love this reminder. It’s the work that matters. I love it more if the world works that way, I really do. It’s a state of mind that I struggle with each day.