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I’m sure you’ve noticed that when you type a phrase into Google, some of the hits seem to have nothing to do with your original thought. My husband came in last night to tell me that lately one of the search phrases that had brought folks to visit us here was “how to get real magical powers to do whatever we want.” They’re hoping we’ll say that if they burn a little incense and chant the right words, they will achieve their dreams with a minimum of effort. Wouldn’t that be nice? It’s probably why we all write what we do, to make the magic real in the only way we can. The profession of writing looks a little like magic, I suppose. It’s done in seclusion, by people whose faces aren’t on magazine covers every week. The books appear out of thin air on bookstore shelves, and transport readers to wonderlands. And those ideas…that must be magic, for someone to come up with such outlandish thoughts.
I’ve met a number of people over the last ten years who, upon finding out that I was a writer with a goal of publication, would immediately regale me with details about the book they were hoping to write. Not a word was on paper yet, but they were planning on getting started soon. Some of them were waiting for spare time to present itself (like that ever happens!), for someone to come along and do the writing while they shared their ideas (you have to be kidding), or for a publisher to offer them a contract before they bothered starting (honestly, someone said this to me not long ago.) They’re sure that selling a book to a publisher automatically makes the writer richer than Croesus. They want to believe writing is easy.
I’ve also met people who hope to be published. Instead of telling me what they will do someday, they tell me about the 200+ pages they’ve already written, about the worlds they’ve built, the characters who’ve come alive in their imaginations. They know that writing isn’t about the money, and that it isn’t the profession that will save them from their 9-to-5. They know from experience that it’s not easy. But they do it anyway. These are the ones who’ve found the arcane secret of writing – that it isn’t worth doing unless you love it. That is the real magic.