I'll be back later with a normal, less-ranty post, but I had to get this one off my chest...
I am getting so tired of the over-dramatic, hyper-romanticized 'If I couldn't write I would die', 'Writing is like breathing for me', 'I don't write because I want to, I write because I have to', and the like. They are all over the online writing community, and I mean, come on... melodramatic much?
Don't get me wrong, I am very passionate about my writing. You have to be, or odds are, what you write won't be any good. I love what I do, and am truly blessed to have the opportunity to do what I love.
But come on... you'd die?