"You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway."
- Junot Diaz (winner of the 2008 Pulitzer)
I've been suffering major writer's/blog block lately. Not that my half-done fiction writing ever makes it up here anyway - the blog is only a depository for my real-world thoughts and experiences - but it's been a very blah struggle to write about either real or imaginary of late. Nonetheless, I keep on tapping away, warbling out nonsense that will hopefully come together someday. So you see, when I came across Mr. Diaz's words, I found them comforting.