I fell asleep for 15 minutes, and woke up with this in my head.
The Writer’s Manifesto
I, the undersigned writer, understand and accept the following ten conditions:
- I will never be completely happy with my manuscript, because it always could have been just that little bit better.
- Even though I write something great, it may never find a publisher, its due audience, or sell well.
- It may not get the cover it deserves, or even one I like.
- I may have to do most, if not all of my marketing, and spend large sums of money and inexhaustible time on social media with little sales impact.
- I may get inexplicably bad reviews, from people who don’t seem to have read my book.
- Despite putting in hundreds or even thousands of hours of effort, many people will complain that it costs more than 99 cents, or expect me to give them a free copy.
- If I base characters on real people, even if I make them into superheroes, they may sue me.
- If my book does sell well, the next one may flop.
- I will keep on writing, despite all of the above, because I am a writer, and I simply have to write.
- I am not alone, there are many like me, and we will always support each other.