She also pointed out that many great writers came from a wealthy background, meaning that they had the room of their own and sufficient means to live so that they didn't have to earn a salary. Is that what it takes to be a great writer?
I must confess that I read her book with some envy and a touch of bitterness. I do have to earn a salary, my to-do list is often overwhelming, and I have a room of my own only for short periods of time. Perhaps it is my life lesson to learn to live with limitations: of time, of health, of money, of energy and opportunity to devote to creative works. It is a source of occasional frustration, but something I need to learn, obviously.
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