Eva van Emden, Freelance Editor

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August 6, 2011

The life of a writer

Since I’ve been working at home as a freelancer, wondering whether today’s mail has been delivered yet, I often think of Robert Heinlein’s description of the writer’s life:
A writer spends his professional time in solitary confinement . . . surrounded by a dreary forest of reference books and somewhat-organized papers. The high point of his day is the breathless excitement of waiting for the postman. (The low point is usually immediately thereafter.)

—Robert Heinlein, Expanded Universe

I love my reference books though.

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