1. You'll get discouraged from time to time.
2. The pay can be extraordinarily low.
3. Sometimes you seek, umm, inspiration from a bottle.
4. Or motivation from a carafe.
5. When you read the comments on a piece you posted online, you just gotta say...
6. If you're out of work, finding it can be difficult.
7. When you're in the zone, you're like...
8. But when you come back to it later, you're like...
9. When you tell people, 'I'm a writer,' their responses can be, well, less than comforting.
10. But you don't give up because nothing's more satisfying than people appreciating your work.
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