"Words are fucking scary, y’all. They have their own little lives in everyone’s head, and those lives are different for each person. So how do I write and not question every word I’ve written? I don’t. I always will. I cannot even count how many times I’ve just sat and read what I’ve written for my own novel, hating every word and phrase so intensely simply because I’m scared. What if someone hates that sentence? What if that phrase makes someone wince? But if Mark Does Stuff has taught me anything, it’s that I can hate the words I write, but I can also let them go. I can send them off into the world, and I can find comfort in that freedom. It is done. They are free. And every so often, I can feel joy that I’ve created something I genuinely like."

— from Mark, on MarkReads.net