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My life as a writer: Passion, romance, or sloth?

A couple of years ago, after a particularly grueling day at work, I met up with A, one of my dearest friends in London, at (one of) our local(s).  Over a pint of what was likely either Strongbow or Leffe, I disclosed one of my far-away dreams:  to become a writer.  “God – picture it!”  I told him.  “Wake up at 8 or 9 – none of this 6:30 business anymore.  Do some yoga, have a shower, take your laptop to your favorite caf’ where you people-watch until the inspiration takes you…what a life.”

“Yeah, but,” he replied, most likely exhaling from his cigarette, “you’re supposed to become a writer because you’re passionate – not because you’re lazy.”

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