November 24, 2009

Extra Post: Can't We Relate?

I stumbled on this quote today.

Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him to the public.

--Sir Winston Churchill

And... a contest! We all love to win books, right? :)

2 comments:

Patti said...

I think when the writing because a tyrant it makes it easier to kill some things in it.

Emily C. said...

Yeah, I've dropped several threads that I'll either have to pick up again or delete in the rewrite. I just didn't have the focus to remember to include all the scenes I needed to keep them going.

Also, when the writing becomes a tyrant, I find it sometimes easier to sit and write for three or four hours straight, if it means I reach the finish line.

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