(Quotes courtesy of Overcoming Writing Blocks. Comments courtesy of moi.)
“Let’s face it, writing is hell.” ~ William Styron
Yup. Have to say I agree.
“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” ~E.M. Forster
Oh, this is even more true. More on this later.
“Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery.” ~Henry Miller
Yes, indeed. Definitely a voyage, complete with wind, waves, rain, seasickness, dark miserable nights, getting lost, being pitched overboard, having huge fish swallow you, then vomit you up on a foreign shore you didn’t want to go to …Okay, I’m getting carried away… But only a little.
“I never knew in the morning how the day was going to develop. I was like a hunter, hoping to catch sight of a rabbit.” ~ E. B. White
Amen to this! And when my hubby used to take me hunting I did the same thing then, that I do now… trudged up and down hill and dale in the Blue Wilderness after him, thinking there was nothing out there and we were just wasting our time and when could we stop this fruitless trudging and go home? In fact, it was on one such trek that was so fruitless and uneventful I spent the time coming up with a rudimentary plot for The Light of Eidon, figuring out Abramm’s name and Trap’s as well, if I’m recalling right…
Wait… does that mean maybe I found the “rabbit” after all, and simply didn’t realize what we were “hunting?” Hmmm…
Great quotes. I think my favorite quote on writing is from Ernest Hemingway. He said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Yes, Leah, that’s a good one, too!
So glad you trekked through the Blue Wilderness with your husband, because *The Light of Eidon* and the rest of the books from that series remain my favorites.
Thanks, Kim. I always appreciate encouraging words!