There’s lots of things that can’t make it in the world that are worth making. There are lots of great artists who never make it, there are lots of great writers who don’t get published – is it still worthwhile? Aren’t we glad people are still doing it?
I don't have a lot of skills, but one thing I can do is, I can compartmentalize. I can make that a little world that I can go back to, so I can be a waitress, or I can be a teacher, and then go and work on my book.
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The idea that you can live off the grid and just do your own thing is a very American idea – that you should be able to do your own thing, if you want to, if you’re willing to pay the price for it. I think the price has gotten higher and higher.
People think it’s suspect and self-indulgent to make art, and I don’t think that’s true. Some people think you should be busy making something that you can sell in the marketplace, and if nobody wants to buy it, it must be crap. And that’s not true.
Dana Spiotta is an American novelist. Her novel Stone Arabia was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Her novel Eat the Document was a National Book Award finalist. Her novel Lightning Field was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. She lives in Syracuse, New York.
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