My notes from a writers’ conference emphasize the importance of commitment when it comes to your work.
1. Writing is a practice – do it every day.
2. Writing is endurance, a beloved commitment, “Yes, I’m still writing…”
3. Writing is a personal search – you have a question you’re trying to answer.
4. Writing is failure and rejection, a painful dig to find what glimmers.
5. Writing means reading to become fluent. Don’t fear that what you read will taint or change you’re writing. You can’t write well unless you read well.
6. Writing takes courage to tackle daunting subjects.
7. Writing is a journey that leads to yourself.
8. Writing is finding the strength to finish without perfection.
Linda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of In the Context of Love: a new contemporary fiction about love, lust, and family secrets.
Angelica Schirrick had always suspected there was something deeply disturbing about her family, but the truth was more than she bargained for.
“Linda K. Sienkiewicz’s powerful and richly detailed debut novel is at once a love story, a cautionary tale, and an inspirational journey.” ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of National Book Award Finalist, American Salvage, and critically acclaimed Once Upon a River, and Mothers, Tell Your Daughters