note to Self

‘Writers are solitaries by vocation and necessity. I sometimes think the test is not so much talent, which is not as rare as people think, but purpose or vocation, which manifests in part as the ability to endure a lot of solitude and keep working.’

– Rebecca Solnit

‘For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day.’

– Ernest Hemingway

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