Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him to the public.
Writing is not a job description. A great deal of it is luck. Don't do it if you are not a gambler because a lot of people devote many years of their life to it. I think people become writers because they are compulsive wordsmiths.
Writing is just having a sheet of paper, a pen and not a shadow of an idea of what you are going to say.
Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room alone and doing it. (more)
Writing is both mask and unveiling.
Writing is a struggle against silence.
Writing is a product of silence.
Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear - and devils, too.