(Sorry – this is a long one, but I think it will be worth it)
Writing is by design a solitary thing. As much as we procrastinate – and really, who among us hasn’t developed a sudden overwhelming desire to mow the lawn, power-clean the kitchen or cruise Facebook instead of gutting out a new chapter – at some point we all need to shut out the world, put our butt in the chair and claw the words out of our head and onto the page.
But while the actual writing is and will remain a true solo act, being a writer doesn’t have to be. To borrow a line from my good friend Mitch Zak, life is a team sport. That goes for writing, too. Let me explain.