Liked this quote from Amitav Ghosh’s acceptance speech while accepting the Dan David Prize:
“But novelists are stubborn: when young, they refused to give up novel-writing, despite the worried advice of their families. The more we were told to turn our backs, the more we wanted to see – and to speak – for ourselves.”
I for one know this to be true. I will keep writing novels irrespective of whether anyone publishes it or not. I could be the world’s most prolific unpublished novelist. Hehe. Even ignominy has its charm, doesn’t it?