you're doing good work when it feels like all you're managing is to shovel
shit from a sitting position.
With six weeks' worth of recuperation time, you'll also be able to see any
glaring holes in the plot or character development. And listen--if you spot
a few of these big holes, you are forbidden to feel depressed about them or
to beat up on yourself. Screw-ups happen to the best of us.
When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying
the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.
The more you read, the less apt you are to make a fool of yourself with your
pen or word processor.
Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid,
or making friends. In the end it's about enriching the lives of those who will
read your work, and enriching your own life as well. It's about getting up,
getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy... this
book is a permission slip: you can, you should, and if you're brave enough to
start, you will. Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other
creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.
- Stephen King, On Writing
Read the book here.
|By Karlee Manix|