Photographed by Julia Freeman-Woolpert and Madaise, respectively. Used with permission.
Now that I can finally see my feet because my distended belly from all the turkey and general holiday goodness has gone down, I have a chance to convey my mostly positive feelings about National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo.
They are summed up in three quotes* about writing:
“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.” -C.J. Cherryh
“I firmly believe every book was meant to be written.” -Marchette Chute
“Put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.”-Colette
This is also what I’ve come to judge my own writing by. I don’t know of anyone who simply tosses words on paper and serves them up to a publishing company ready…
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