In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of www.cynthialeitichsmith.com, I asked some established authors–folks I’d featured early on–the following question:
Over the past decade, what are the most important lessons you’ve learned about your craft, the writing/artistic life, and/or publishing, and why?
Here’s the latest reply, this one from Jane Kurtz:
In the past decade, I learned that writing is frustrating and tough and hard–and exhilarating beyond belief.
It’s been an anti-book decade. The kinds of books I care about most have suffered particularly.
What that has done is send me back to the writing itself–how much I love being a student of the craft; how much I love trying different things; how much I love getting to be part of a book world, hard as it is.
Read a Cynsations interview with Jane.