This is spot on Mike. I feel ya.
Sheldon Queens

Thanks Sheldon. And agreed… it is somewhat of a relief to be in that boat with so many others, but the relief passes when I realize that there isn’t necessarily a port on the horizon or some kind of life raft (to continue the whole boat metaphor thing) to account for people eventually getting out of the boat. Does capsizing fit here? Sinking? Adrift with no hope of salvation?

As a result I, like you it seems, will read the various posts on writing (or not writing, as it were) that often serve as a distraction in and of themselves, but ultimately I feel they make me a better writer. In theory. In practice, they make me really good at talking about writing, rather than a writer. Ah well. Thanks for the comment! I look forward to being distracted by your material.