Whether one writes in a room of one’s own or in public places, the demand of what’s to be done remains the same:
…Good writing is about telling the truth.
We are a species that needs and wants to
understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem
to share this longing, which is one reason
they write so very little.
Anne Lamott is the astringent, funny, wise author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, one of the best books I’ve ever read about writing, right up there with Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones.