The writer said she found her inspiration to write again in the most unlikely manner and that was by going back to her young college days, and remembering how despite six years of failed publications, her resolve to write never died because “I love writing more than I hated failing at writing”.
“Your home is that thing to which you can dedicate your energies with such singular devotion that the ultimate results become inconsequential. For me, that home has always been writing,” Gilbert said.
Though her follow-up to ‘Eat, Pray, Love‘ didn’t do well and the one after that did, it didn’t matter as much as it did to her before. “My point is that I’m writing another one now, and I’ll write another book after that, and another, and another, and another. And many of them will fail and some of them might succeed, but I will always be safe from the random hurricanes of outcome as long as I never forget where I rightfully live.”