Goodreads asked Stephanie Polsky:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Stephanie Polsky The best thing is getting to engage with my imagination on a regular basis, to be taken by ideas and to find the way forwards through thorny territory using my wits. I would say that writing is the thing that brings me the most happiness in my life and being in the midst of formulating an idea on paper one of the most absorbing ways to spend my time. The days I write are usually one's I recall as the best ones. Writing is addictive in that way for me, because I notice if I am feeling off, or frustrated its usually the best remedy to get stuck into a new piece of writing to lift my spirits. Writing transports you beyond yourself, and takes you on an unknown journey, so that in itself makes it incredible.

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