Goodreads asked Sharon Ervin:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Sharon Ervin Don't plan to get rich from writing. Don't plan to get famous. Write because it's what you do. If your lack of success breaks your heart, don't do it. If you can stop, do! If you can't stop, you're probably a writer. I asked a quilter friend if she were paid per stitch, how much her quilts would cost? She whooped. The joy has to come from the doing. If it doesn't give you pleasure, quit. Flipping burgers produces a better hourly wage.

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