Tuesday, February 07, 2012

On writing

Last week I was listening to NPR on the way to the grocery store and they were talking about the subject of writing. There were two quotes that have stuck with me all week.

“I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.”
- James Michener


"Becoming a writer is not a 'career decision' like becoming a doctor or a policeman. You don't choose it so much as get chosen, and once you accept the fact that you're not fit for anything else, you have to be prepared to walk a long, hard road for the rest of your days."
- Paul Auster

They both seemed quite true and particularly relevant as I chug slowly uphill, knee deep in revisions...

1 comment:

Grace | employment posters said...

I love the lines from Paul Auster! After all, writing is not really a so called "profession" for me.