Editing! And Quotes, Part 2

I have been so busy editing novels and creating candles that I forgot to post on my blog! Here are more quotes – still not many from my collection, but ones I have been collecting up over the last few weeks. This collection is more related directly to writing than being generally inspirational.

Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around. — Stephen King “.On Writing”

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. Anais Nin

Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self. — Cyril Connolly

The best style is the style you don’t notice. Somerset Maugham

I try to leave out the parts that people skip.Elmore Leonard

Be obscure clearly.E.B. White


I’ve gone from editing my 100,000 word novel (which is now down to around 85,000  – can’t remember the exact figure off the top of my head) which I wrote during Nanowrimo last year, to editing the novel from Nano 2010! This one was around 65,000 words, and is now down to 62,000, and I suspect it will drop some more before I’m finished with it. I’m find the process slow and sluggish – I reread it, thinking – who is going to want to read this?! Luckily I have some great friends who keep telling me it’s great, so I just have to trust their judgement and keep going with it. Best get back to it!


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