Anthems for Authors – Every Day I Write the Book

Being an author can make for a lonely life. Other than each other, many times we have no one to encourage or praise us – or even validate our existence. So when I hear a song that makes me feel good about being a writer, I turn it all the way up and revel in the fact that someone wrote a song “for us.” Now I know many times the song writer was being metaphoric with the use of “writing,” but I choose to replace their reality with mine. That’s just how I roll.

While this video is outdated and corny, the words still ring true. My favorite lines are “Even in a perfect world where everyone was equal, I’d still own the film rights and be working on the sequel.” And now, Every Day I Write the Book by Elvis Costello.


Author: K.S. Brooks

K.S. Brooks is an award-winning novelist, photographer, and photo-journalist, author of over 30 titles, and executive director and administrator of Indies Unlimited. Brooks is currently a photo-journalist and chief copy editor for two NE Washington newspapers.  She teaches self-publishing and writing topics for the Community Colleges of Spokane, and served on the Indie Author Day advisory board. For more about K.S. Brooks, visit her website and her Amazon author page.

9 thoughts on “Anthems for Authors – Every Day I Write the Book”

  1. I do this, too! My favorite I hear as an anthem to my characters and being indie: Declaration by David Cook

    "You’re my inspiration

    As I stand alone against the world

    ‘Cause you love and you bleed, and

    You stole my soul to set me free…

    Are there any words to say

    That would ever mean enough…

    Will I ever be enough?"

  2. Thanks K.S for sharing. So true. Even those who are closest to you may not understand your passion or desperation at times. Indeed, a writer can be a lonely being.

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