Reread this again recently and upped it from 4 to 5 stars. I can't think of a book that depicts creative struggle better than this one. The heartache and frustration that comes from the heavy lifting of carrying the world inside your mind out into the open, idea by idea. Loving books and storytelling SO MUCH that you want to give back, by writing your own stories. Coming to terms with the truth and disappointment that nothing you write will ever be good enough. But not giving up.