Monday, March 14, 2005

Rant as art

The Anchoress comes back from a weekend retreat with batteries charged and a tank full of gas. There is nothing like a well-done, in-your-face rant to get your week off to a good start. Her message to Maureen Dowd is like a splash of iced water. She makes me feel like Freddy discovering Liza Doolittle.

Now, here is some advice: BUCK IT UP. Being able to write for a living is so much better than actually having to go out and get a real job - it is a gift and a privilege. I suggest you take a big breath, gird up whatever is left of your loin and take the ups and downs that come with your incredibly privileged, powerful position like a professional, or - if you cannot do that - LEAVE the job to someone who has the stomach and the fortitude for it.

Just getting warmed up at that point.
Take the time to read the rest.


The Anchoress said...

Thanks for the links and the nice words, Hoots. I always did love all the dialogue in the Ascot scene~ :-)

Deborah said...

I waited 50 years for the privilege of writing for a living. And it is an incredibly privilege. And even more...worth it to wait 50 years: I now have something to say!