Putting pen to paper or finger tip to keyboard is either an act of courage or desperation.
You should make it hard on yourself to write so you’re easier to read.
CT Public library (beautiful, but no longer there)
I don’t want to think too much about why I write what I write. If I know what I’m doing…I can’t do it.
I keep going over a sentence. I nag it, gnaw it, pat and flatter it.
Bad luck for the young poet would be a rich father, an early marriage, an early success or the ability to do anything well.
Write your goddamned book now. The world awaits.