Thursday, May 22, 2014

Quote of the Always

"To write it you have to whip yourself up tight and unwind for four pages; then depression for a month, then whip yourself up and unwind.  Repeat.  Repeat.  And all of this makes it sound as if it might really be good, but really you know it isn't so good.  A lot of it is a lot of crap."
- C. Wright Mills, author of White Collar (just added to my to-read list), a 1951 exploration of the sociological implications of office work, in a letter to his daughter, describing the process of writing his book
And that, right there, is what I am experiencing in my writing life right now.

(Which makes it all sound a bit worse than it actually is, what with my writing life being an indulgence and all that...but what's the use of doing something if you can't be a little dramatic about it from time to time, right?! Onward we go...)

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