When first starting out, did making a career of fiction writing seem possible?
Sure, it was an awfully long shot, but also I was in my 20s, and that’s the time to take your long shots — when you don’t have a mortgage, don’t have kids, don’t have anybody else who’s depending on you. Yes, of course it was a long shot, but so is being a professional athlete, being a professional actor, being a professional musician. But the world would be devoid of arts and culture (and science - ZF) if everybody said, “Ah, it’s not easy, I’d better give up now.” - Robert J Sawyer
Writers on Writing: Robert J. Sawyer
Hat tip to Robert J. Sawyer on his Facebook page.