In antiquity, the Great Pyramid of Giza the only wonder from the original list still standingthe statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Colossus of Rhodes a new gigantic, version of which is being built todayand others were among the occupants of the list. In fact, it is not a single wonder, but a whole list of them, but they all revolve around one question: Why do people hate Jews? Other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out… The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies… All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains.
He felt the pressures of getting older and was facing more serious responsibilities. Thus he found himself facing a painful question: Do I keep writing? Reading this made me anxious, undoubtedly because it reminded me of the many, many, many times I have reached the same sort of crossroads.
What will I gain? What do I stand to lose? Ultimately, the writers who keep going seem to be the ones who simply must keep going. Some unwritten story, some fragment of a sentence, some image—being haunted and inspired by these things is ultimately what separates the ones who stop from the ones who simply could not stop, even if they tried.
That, and the six figure book advance which is undoubtedly around the next corner. How have other writers walked through these darker moments of self-doubt and come out on the other side?
What keeps writers going when the pressures to quit seem too great? How do we face our self-doubt and our fear and persist nonetheless?
Writers and editors weigh in: After four mysteries and two contracts, I finally sold my "break out" novel.
It was a book club selection and bought for an audio book. I thought I was going to the show. Instead, the book didn't earn out, my series publisher dropped the series, no one in New York would touch me because my book hadn't taken off I decided I had three choices: I could quit writing and go back to practicing law; I could go out on at rush hour and throw myself into traffic the choice that briefly seemed most right ; or I could start taking chances.
I chose taking chances. From that very dark time, taking chances led me to spend seven years as one of the editors and publishers of a series of crime story anthologies, putting more than stories, and many, many voices, new and old, into print.
It led me into a collaboration on a true crime book that garnered an Edgar nomination and has been optioned for a movie. It led me into writing a new police procedural series that I love.By Becky Tuch. Recently I read a moving essay by a writer at a crossroads.
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