Hard Work Is Its Own Reward

I was listening to a writer talk about his work on a podcast last week.

This writer — who I won’t mention, since he’s particularly hated in certain parts of the internet — was discussing how he thinks about writing novels vs. writing screenplays, both of which he’s done to some acclaim.

He said the screenplays (and television writing, for that matter) are what ultimately keep the lights on in his Beverly Hills home. But it’s the novels — celebrated by powerful insiders, despite not earning him much cash — where he feels most at peace with himself.