A Lot o’ Dedication

A man sat down next to me on the ferry going from Haines to Juneau, Alaska. Noting that I was working on my computer, he asked, “You a writer?”

“Yes,” I answered.

“I knew it, I could tell. You know I have a book in me (how many times I have heard this). Seems like it would be so easy. You just sit down and let the words flow.”

” If you think that writing is going to be easy you’re in for a big surprise. It takes time, effort and a lot of dedication.”

I went back to my work.