Angry people acted as if she was wresting herself away from them: stealing herself. They told her to forget the M.A. in creative writing….Her stories, full of love and roads and music, were the only company she sought, more than enough. She wanted to sustain this for a lifetime….This is what writing demands of writers: time. Energy. Courage. The fury of many and the rudeness of the rest.
~ Anneli Rufus, Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto