the writer’s lot?

Posted today at Shocklines:

So what is the writer’s lot?

From my point of view, writing is a lonely, insecure profession that rarely if ever satisfies and gives us what we want.

We work in isolation and send out our darlings to be read. We want our stories to be loved, and then people say harsh things about them or (worse!) ignore them!

Read the rest of the post (and the thread) here.