Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.
You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.