life, writing

Writing Wednesday

Writers spend three years rearranging 26 letters of the alphabet. It’s enough to make you lose your mind day by day. ~Richard Price

Yes, I’m going mad with writing my novel these days. It’s a very complicated and delicate plot, very much different than my first novel. I may lose readers if they think I write only one genre, but I have to write what calls to my heart.

In literature, when nine hundred and ninety-nine souls ignore you, but the thousandth buys your work, or at least borrows it — that is called enormous popularity. ~Arnold Bennett (1867–1931)

I just wanted to pop in and say I’m thinking of you all. Even though I’m only posting quotes, I’ve been trying to make it to your blogs. It’s been getting more difficult for me to even do that, and I wanted let you know I’m not another disappeared blogger. I’ll read posts sporadically when I can.

In the meantime, I hope to post a cheerful quote here and there to lift spirits.

It is only when you open your veins and bleed onto the page a little that you establish contact with your reader. If you do not believe in the characters or the story you are doing at that moment with all your mind, strength, and will, if you don’t feel joy and excitement while writing it, then you’re wasting good white paper… ~ Paul Gallico