To Be a Writer: You Need to be Slightly Nuts

Just taking a break and reading Bob Mayer’s “Writer’s Toolkit.” He said that to be a good writer you need to be slightly nuts.

Yes, I agree.

First, you need to be able to write about several types of characters (schizophrenic? mental illness?) Then, you isolate yourself for hours to write about people and situations (overactive imagination?).

You spend hours editing and then you receive letter after letter of rejection.

And you still write.

So welcome to the nut house.