Sunday, September 30, 2012

Before winter sets in ... will the writing be done?

Fall is here already, cool but still sunny. Working away on my novel. Currently editing and hoping to finish before winter sets in ... or will I?

Writing a novel is a consuming task that sucks away all my creative thoughts, my heart, my soul and demands that I tame restless,undisciplined words into coherence over and over. I often wonder what insanity drove me to this. But as I get closer to the end, it's easier to wrestle down the self-doubts and see a vision, a dream come to life. The baby has gone through a long gestation and is eager to pop out.

Sharing some quotes about writing that I can relate to:

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
― George Orwell

“Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
― Dylan Thomas

“If I do not write to empty my mind, I go mad.”
― George Gordon Byron

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”
― Ana├»s Nin

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
― Stephen King