Thursday, October 21, 2010

Forty Word Thursday

It is worth mentioning…that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time…Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned.Determination not to give in…keep one at it more than anything. 

— Virginia Woolf



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16 comments:

Julia Karr said...

Isn't that the truth?!

Stephanie McGee said...

Food for thought. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

I struggled with this for SOOO long. I've finally broken out of this though and am biting at the bit for November when I can pound out the last 50,000 words of my novel in thirty days!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's one determined puppy!

storyqueen said...

Truest words of the week!

Shelley

Janet Johnson said...

Great quote! Good reminder. Determination is what I need for sure.

Matthew Rush said...

Good to know the greats have the same human doubts as the rest of us. Thanks Michelle!

lbdiamond said...

This quote counldn't have come at a more perfect time! Thanks!!!!

Colene Murphy said...

Thanks for this.

Patti said...

Another great "P" word for writers. I was thinking patience is the other one.

Carolyn V. said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one with these feelings!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Yeah, how come it quiets down? Perhaps writing is really just a career for the stubborn, then, and not necessarily the inspired. :)

Great picture! I haven't seen that one before. Puppies are so inspiring!

Jen Daiker said...

Excellent picture! Couldn't have said it better myself!

Yay for the OA contest! I'm nervous, there were so many awesome entries!

Ishta Mercurio said...

So true! It's hard to keep going once the "new idea" high wears off, but it's essential if you're going to actually finish anything.

Carole Anne Carr said...

I need to write that on a note and put it on my computer!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

So true. I'm going to remember that one. :)