Friday Focus: Writing a book is a struggle

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one was not driven on by some demon who one can neither resist nor understand.” ~George Orwell

Yep. I am totally loving this quote. Loving it.

Happy Friday!

8 comments:

Linda G. said...

Nah. Writing the book is pure fun. It's the editing afterward that kills me. ;)

coffeelvnmom said...

Hmmm... maybe you're right Linda... I would say "revising" should go where "writing" is LOL

Travener said...

All writers are prisoners serving a life sentence.
-- Norman Mailer

Exactly. Why DO we do it?

coffeelvnmom said...

Because we are CRAZY Travener! Crazy over our work, crazy over the stories that pop into our heads, crazy for the revisions we (eventually) get right, crazy to share our idea with the world. Crazy obsessed with writing. That's why. (And if you're wondering how in the world I typed this whilst wearing my straight-jacket, my lips are sealed. I'll never tell.)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I agree with that statement!

Lila Swann said...

I keep writing because for every ten bad days, there is one PERFECT day - where the words flow, plot problems solve themselves, and your characters surprise you with bits of funny, insightful dialogue.

Those days (even if they're rare) make it all worth it for me.

Sierra Godfrey said...

I have to agree with Linda. Writing is exhilarating, editing is the PITS!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Oh my word, I don't know if I like the idea of having a demon, but it definitely feels that way sometimes. What is that drive, anyway? It's definitely bordering on psychotic.

Great quote!

Amy