Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Quote of the Day, 8/2/06

I now have two copies of Stephen King's On Writing, becaused my mom was kind enough to hunt one down and send it to me. Which means I will definitely find my original (third) copy any moment now.

Here's a bit from the book -- I'm sure I'll quote more at another time, perhaps even tomorrow.

You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair -- the sense that you can never completely put on the page what's in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.

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