The other day I read an essay written by a British writer. Apparently she wrote for eleven years before she published anything. I love hearing about stuff like that. It makes me think that 1.) One does have time to become a writer. Who says everyone has to be a young genious, and start publishing at 20? 2.) It is possible to spend a lot of time with ones texts if ones writing is a result of a necessity. The first question one should ask oneself is: WHY do I write?