"Being a writer is a perpetually humbling experience. Everyday you have to confront your own stupidity. You have to be willing to say, 'Oh, man, that was a stupid sentence. It's not as brilliant as I thought it would be when it was floating around in my head.' You get to experience shame and humiliation in all kinds of different ways. That can't stop you. It's part of the job."
Mary Kay Blakely