Connecting the dots

Presenting this with (minimal) comment this morning.  So many writers look for validation in the wrong places; comparing ourselves to others who are far more popular, or financially successful, or better-looking, or seem to be able to compose aching beauty without effort.  This is Amanda Palmer at Grub Street’s Muse and Marketplace Conference, and she just nails the truth.  It’s a little over half an hour but if you can even just put it on in the background while you write your TPS report, it is absolutely worth it.  (I guarantee you will promptly lose interest in said report and give her your undivided attention.)