The truth is, you have to have fun with it. It is fun. You have to do it because you love it, and if you love it, the rest will come. I think people forget that. They get tied up in questions of "Will I be published?," and at the end of the day, it's just about words on paper. And that's the part we all love--most of the time.
– Katherine Applegate,
on winning the 2013 Newbery for The One and Only Ivan,
as quoted in Shelf Awareness January 29, 2013.
Writers, what do you think? Is writing fun for you? Or do you tend to get caught up in the wishing-to-be-published blues?