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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Writing Blues

"The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.
" - Steve Martin

Tomorrow I will write a very long post -- promise! But today, as I struggle writing this darn teen novel, I look to Steve Martin. Whenever I get stuck and want to throw everything into the garbage, I remember his words:

"I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.
" - Steve Martin

Sometimes that quote helps. Other times, I re-read a page I wrote and say to it, "Hm. You would've been better off as a blank sheet of paper." And whenever I need a little encouragement, and my day feels dark and dreary, this one never fails to make me smile:

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."

Thanks, Steve. :) You speak the truth.

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