Writing Quote Friday

Today’s quote comes from Stephen King…

“I am always chilled and astonished by the would-be writers who ask me for advice and admit, quite blithely, that they “don’t have time to read.” This is like a guy starting up Mount Everest saying that he didn’t have time to buy any rope or pitons.” 

Writing Quote Friday and a Contest Winner

Today’s writing quote comes from Stephen King…

“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”

I chose today’s quote because the minute I read it I got teary-eyed, and at the same time overwhelmed with excitement that there’s only a few more days to go until Along the Way Home is published (June 11th).

I can’t thank everyone enough for being by my side on this rocky road to publication (OK, now there’s tears. Actual tears. I’m pathetic). All your comments, all your support, and all the friendships I’ve made since starting this blog mean the world to me and I’m so blessed and thankful to see my work published.

And, since my twins and I are waiting for major events next week (they get out of school on the 13th) we are starting our days by listening to this song. Enjoy!

And finally, I’ve randomly selected a commentor from THIS CONTEST and am excited to declare Florence Fois as the winner! I’ve had some trouble reaching Kaye, so unfortunately there’s no book, but I’m going to dig deep in the Corbett prize bag and find a fun gift as a thank you for entering :). Florence, send me your address and I’ll get out your prize right away.

Writing Quote Friday

Today’s quote comes from Stephen King…

Stopping a piece of work just because it’s hard, either emotionally or imaginatively, is a bad idea. Sometimes you need to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.

(Quote taken from King’s wonderful book, On Writing)

 

Writing Quote Friday

Today’s writing quote comes from Stephen King

“Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.”

Writing Quote Friday

Today’s quotes comes from Stephen King…

No, it’s not a very good story – its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.

When asked, “How do you write?” I invariably answer, “one word at a time.”

*I’m getting low on quotes. Send me your favorite writing quote and I’ll post it along with a link back to your site/blog.