“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Lunch in Paris
The reason I'm indulging in my love of all things French, especially Parisien, is that Elizabeth Bard stuck to her guns. She agonised over what work she could do in Paris, then came to the realisation that her love of buying the wonderfully fresh produce at the markets, cooking up mouth-watering dishes, and her ability to write, made a great combination. Thus the book (including fab recipes.) She could have been sidetracked with other options, but she took the time to find her way and her way was writing! Really spoke to me as I try to explore too many options (not that there's anything wrong with options!!)
Here's to staying on the road we have chosen...