I am nearly finished reading and taking notes on "The Right To Write" by Julia Cameron. This book has literally changed my life. I cannot even begin to number all the misconceptions I had about the writing life that I wasn't even aware of until I read this book. It's incredibly positive, encouraging, compassionate and enlightening. I've read probably close to a hundred books on writing so far, and if there was only one I could recommend to anyone who is even slightly interested in writing, it would be this one. Buy it or check it out from your local library (I did). It'll blow your mind. And even better than that, it will get you writing.