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Authors Answer 130 – Till Death Do Us Write

I always want to write more than I can actually make time for.

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For most authors, writing is a long term activity. But how long do authors write? What age do they quit? Or do they quit in their lifetimes? This week, we talk about how long we intend to write.

Question 130 – How long do you think you’ll write? Is there a point when you think you’ll stop?

Tracey Lynn Tobin

I don’t think that I’ll ever really stop writing. I might reach a point in my life when I decide that there’s no point in attempting to publish anymore, but writing in general is just a huge part of who I am. I’ll always scribble out random scenes that pop into my head, or create new stories for other peoples’ characters. It’s not always about the end game of having a completed book; I write for fun, for love, and out of an almost physical need to, and I’m pretty…

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Authors Answer 66 – The Urge to Quit Writing

From my perspective, “too busy to do it” doesn’t seem like the same thing as “wanting to quit”.

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I quit.

No, just kidding. Some authors may feel like quitting from time to time. Writing can be difficult. The rejections from publishers can become too much. The lack of sales can discourage an author. And if someone gets overwhelmingly negative reviews, that could cause an author to quit. But have we thought about it?

320px-Modern-ftn-pen-cursiveQuestion 66 – Have you ever wanted to quit writing?

Allen Tiffany

I did quit for about 15 years. It was not so much that I wanted to so much as life got in the way. There was a lot of good stuff going on in those 15 years that kept me excited and engaged (and busy), so writing just faded way, way back. Two years ago, while I was grossly under challenged by a job that only kept me busy 6 hours a day, I started writing again. There has just been an explosion…

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Authors Answer 22 – Writing Apocalypse

Most writers would never quit writing without a very strong reason.

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It’s the end of the world.  Authors have all become zombies, and are no longer writing.  What do we do?  Oh wait, there are still some authors around.  But what are they going to do, stop writing or ignore the undead?  This week’s question is brought to us by H. Anthe Davis.

Zombies_NightoftheLivingDeadQuestion 22: Barring a zombie apocalypse, is there anything that could make you stop writing?

S. R. Carrillo

Absolutely not. Not even if it were detrimental to my health (which, sometimes, I think it may be). I would find a way. I always have.

Tracey Lynn Tobin

I don’t even think a zombie apocalypse could stop me from writing. The truth is that aside from the obvious things like wanting to be read (and hoping that income comes as a result), I mostly write because it’s something I enjoy with all my heart. Even if I were told…

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