Thursday, September 20, 2007

Quote of the Week!

I've got two quotes this week, both of which perfectly describe the writing process!

It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly.
- C. J. Cherryh

Half my life is an act of revision.
- John Irving

Thank heavens for the revision process. This is the part of the process where a book turns from something good (or even not so good) into something absolutely wonderful and special!

7 comments:

Red Garnier said...

Words of the wise indeed, N.J.

Thanks, and have a wonderful day! ;)

charleneteglia said...

*twitch* *shudder* You said the R word. I'm not ready to think about the R word again already.

N.J.Walters said...

I thought they were very wise, Red. Glad you enjoyed them.

LOL Charli. Revision is your friends, even if it does want to make you scream and tear out your hair sometimes.

Mechele Armstrong said...

Love the quotes.

Lisa Andel said...

Yeah, but I'm always afraid I won't be particularily brilliant during edits. (A good editor helps, too).

N.J.Walters said...

Thanks, Michelle.

A good editor is a definitely plus, Lisa.

Mandy M. Roth said...

It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly.
- C. J. Cherryh


That's PERFECT!