I came across this quote earlier this week on Twitter, where it was shared by Sheree Joseph. I agree that stamina is a huge part of becoming a writer and that making peace with uncertainty and criticism are a part of the process. But I’m puzzled by the last part – the ‘wiley, cagey heart’, so puzzled, in fact, that I looked those words up in the dictionary. Both mean cunningness, but wiley also implies furtiveness and cagey suggests hesitation about commitment. I’m not sure how this fits with the writing life. What do you make of it?