the writer’s lot?

Posted today at Shocklines:

So what is the writer’s lot?

From my point of view, writing is a lonely, insecure profession that rarely if ever satisfies and gives us what we want.

We work in isolation and send out our darlings to be read. We want our stories to be loved, and then people say harsh things about them or (worse!) ignore them!

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Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.