Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Writing a Book

I was reading Shannon Hale's blog today, and found this lovely quote:

"Writing is not safe, comforting, something you can pick up now and again like that pretty cross-stitch pattern you've always wanted to finish. It's demanding. Writing a book is like adopting a child. She can't be neglected. You can't leave her home like a pet when you go out--the story goes with you everywhere. She needs lots of attention. Attention you want to give. But treating novel writing like any other hobby would leave me unfulfilled, frustrated, and novel-less."
 ~Shannon Hale

It's true. If you want to be a writer, you must remember that writing is a career, and it needs as much time and focus as any other job. 

If you're interested in the rest of the article, check out: http://oinks.squeetus.com/2013/06/writing-and-mother-how-i-sort-of-do-both.html These are excellent writing tips not only for busy moms, but busy people in general!

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