- Helen Keller
“I am sore wounded but not slain
I will lay me down and bleed awhile
And then rise up to fight again”
- John Dryden
To be a writer is to bleed --
bleed out the words, bleed at each critical barb thrown at your work,
bleed from isolation, and bleed at the indifference with which your hard-wrought prose is met.
Come with me to C. Lee McKenzie's blog,
You have never read a guest post quite like this one.
When I lay in a borrowed bed in a borrowed room after my house fire, recovering from my burns, I listened to this to go to sleep: