Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'm a sucker for anything to do with creative process.

Probably by now everyone has read The Wall Street Journal article How to Write a Great Novel and this is old news, but the piece goes through a long list of writers detailing their process. Riveting. As writing-mate Andy pointed out at the Hoe-Down last night, most writers' rules were a bit superstitious. Which totally makes sense, right? Because writing is magic and the only reason anything good ever comes out is thanks to the lord or little fairies or cute boy muses, because it certainly has nothing to do with me. Except for the fact that I sit down and labor over it until my eyes hurt and my family is crazy. And I keep coming back everyday, and only because, once in awhile, it hurts so good.

As Always (taking a break),