Curiosity led me to goolge out quotes on writing. What I found pleased me – so, I wasn’t doing a bad thing by using up my work hours or precious sleep time to scribble thoughts. At least that is what Ms. Steinem seemed to advocate.
“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.” – Gloria Steinem
But I didn’t have to wait for long. For every Steinem there is a James Jones.
“The quality which makes man want to write and be read is essentially a desire for self-exposure and masochism. Like one of those guys who has a compulsion to take his thing out and show it on the street.” – James Jones
So, finally I chose to go along with Mr. Farrell. At least I don’t have to worry about the world.
“Neither man nor God is going to tell me what to write.” – James T. Farrell
Thank you Mr. Farrell.