Yesterday's NYT had an interview with Phillip Roth in which he talked about retiring from writing. Here's what he said:
I no longer have the stamina to endure the frustration. Writing is frustration ó itís daily frustration, not to mention humiliation. Itís just like baseball: you fail two-thirds of the time.Ē He went on: ďI canít face any more days when I write five pages and throw them away. I canít do that anymore.Ē
I figure if Phillip Roth can be frustrated and have to toss pages, we're all entitled.