Writing process: Write for the sake of writing

Maybe you’ve written things and submitted them only to have them rejected. Does that mean you should give up? Here’s what Richard Walter, author of Essentials of Screenwriting says:

…To attach particular expectations to any action is a formula for frustration. To attach to the writing of a screenplay the expectation that it will sell is a recipe for disappointment. Writers have to write solely for the sake of writing since, as argued repeatedly, it is a privilege even merely to be mistreated in Hollywood….

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