Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To be or not to be a writer

Awhile back, I found out that I needed to write a post for this blog today, so I wrote it.

Of course that was before I decided to quit being a writer.

I mean seriously, why be an author?

As Shannon Hale said, “Really, becoming a writer sounds more like a mental illness than a professional choice.”

And Edna Ferber concluded how hard it is, “Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth… amusing? Never!”

Now I know I may be insulting writers here, but as Dan Brown wrote, “Authors, he thought. Even the sane ones are nuts.”

So I ask you, why write?

Even F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Great books write themselves, only bad books have to be written.”

Hence, I vow to write no more!

But then I read what Sinclair Lewis said (sorry for the language), “It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.”

And I get cheered on by Ernest Hemingway,“Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it.”

And I conclude what H. Raven Rose once said, “I write because I am a writer…”

And then I realize it’s April 1st.

Happy April Fool’s Day! :)

And if you’re a writer like me, I hope you have a good writing day!

Eva Maria Hamilton is the author of Highland Hearts, a Love Inspired Historical novel published by Harlequin. Her novel, Highland Hearts, won 2nd Place in the Historical Romance, as well as the Traditional/Inspirational Romance Categories in the Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Awards, and was an Inspirational Series Finalist in the 2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

Highland Hearts

Scotland 1748

The Battle of Culloden is over, but one Highlander’s fight has just begun…

Logan McAllister survived years of indentured servitude in the Americas to reach this moment. Now he’s returned to Scotland, ready to redeem the secret promise from Sheena Montgomery’s father – that his years as an indentured servant would earn him Sheena’s hand in marriage. But when he arrives home, he learns that Sheena’s father has died, his contract has been lost… and Sheena is engaged to another man.

To connect with Eva Maria Hamilton online, please visit her at


  1. I loved all the crazy quotes. They also were all true. I write because I'm a writer. And, wouldn't you know, on this April Fool's Day I'm having writer's block. grrrrrr.

  2. Thanks, Karen! :) Hopefully your writer's block passes!