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A Writer's Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

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chapter 6BUILD BOUNDARIES

“Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.”

—CARL SANDBURG

Writing is such a silent, solitary endeavor that many people in your life may not even know that you write at all, much less how often or how much time and effort you devote to your craft. Even those with the best intentions may not understand that the long stretches of time you spend staring out the window are not “interruptible” but rather crucial artistic musings. Those who read your work may assume you churn out every piece in one sitting, with no clue as to the number of hours, the agony, and the investment you devote to even the shortest essay. As such, you can’t rely on people in your life, be they best friends ...

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