I work like a pack mule, but it’s my own choice. I’m like a galley slave who’s chained for life to his oar but who loves the oar.
Isaac Babel, speaking of the hard labor of revision. From Francine Prose, Reading Like A Writer
Do I want to make money writing? Yes. It’s how I want to make my living so yes I must make money. But money is not the alpha ambition; when I write I’m after the peace of my soul. Writing well takes patience and solitude. A particular realization that has been a long time in coming.
Today’s Writing Day with Michelle. I’ll be writing the Candalas scene.