Thursday Quotable: Zen in the Art of Writing


Time enough to think and cut and rewrite tomorrow. But today — explode — fly apart — disintegrate! The other six or seven drafts are going to be pure torture. So why not enjoy the first draft, in the hope that your joy will seek and find others in the world who, reading your story, will catch fire too?

— Zen in the Art of Writing, Ray Bradbury

Here’s hoping day 2 of NaNoWriMo is going well for all you writers out there. I, myself, am elbows deep in ink, and have never been so in love with the craft as I have been this month. Don’t worry. I know it won’t last. But right now, I’m exploding, and I hope you are too.

via Bookshelf Fantasies


3 thoughts on “Thursday Quotable: Zen in the Art of Writing

  1. So true. My first day of NaNo was so much fun. But I also just finished a daily gruelling manuscript edit, literally, on the 31st. So it was kind reminisce of getting to have Ice Cream, but only after finishing all my vegetables. Ha!

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