I couldn't agree more with the first point. Writing is incredibly hard, and there are times when I just think, "I will shoot myself if I have to write about this topic anymore". But the love of the craft is what gets you through it. Creating the perfect sentence, then trashing that sentence because it hinders from creating the perfect paragraph, then trashing that because it hinders from creating the perfect article. You have to be attached to your words, yet not so attached that you're unwilling to let them go for the greater good.
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