Sunday, January 30, 2011

On the Unquestionable Ethics of Blowing Off Work To Write

A few readers took issue with my ethics when I suggested calling in sick to take advantage of a massively productive writing day.

My response is this: are you a writer? Or are you an office worker?

If you'd rather go to work than accomplish four or five times your normal writing output, then you are not a writer.

If you're an emergency room surgeon and people might die if you blow off work, fine, don't blow off work. But that also explains why not many emergency room surgeons are writers.

But you are a writer. Aren't you?

Act like one.