Beginning a Mission Statement at Grub Street Writer’s Conference in Boston

I learned a great deal on my first day at the Grub Street Writer’s Conference in Boston, including that only 20% of Americans read a novel after leaving high school. 20140501_17130296% of books never earn out – i.e. pay for themselves.

Writers do not make money and that, along with great dreams, they must also set goals which are attainable.

It was in this mindset, and under the guidance of Katrin Schumann, that I wrote a first draft of my mission statement:20140502_081222To harness my no-quarter intensity and provide clarity through my prose, pitching the darkness in each of us, so that we may understand who we really are and what is to come.

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