"I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less."
1921 - 1992
As artists and writers we spend many hours creating our work and it is only natural that we become attached. These creative works become our offspring. And like parents we are very proud of our children and seek to defend them from attacks by others. What writer or artist has not been hurt by the words of critics. And like parents, we sometimes love one work of art more than we love another. And sometimes our favorite child is the one that our readers like the least.
What is your relationship to your creative work? Are you defensive? Do you love certain works more than others? Why? Have you ever destroyed your work? Tore up a canvas? Burned a manuscript?