I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month, hence my absence from the blog last week. This 30-day event is much like November’s NaNoWriMo except writers can set their own word count rather than the usual 50K.
I’ve been steadily working on a novel. Most days things have run smoothly. Yet some days, I’ve hit snags. If you are a writer, you know during those times, it’s easy to become discouraged.
You probably know I love quotes—especially those that inspire and encourage. So, I asked some of my fiction writing friends to share a favorite quote—one that inspires them in writing. Writer or not, we can all use some inspiration and encouragement.
This is what a few of them had to share:
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ~ Arnold H. Glasgow
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. ~Louis L’Amour
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. ~Dr. Seuss
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. ~Maya Angelou
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? ~ Logan Pearsall Smith
Do you have a favorite quote? Please share in the comments. And if you have a moment, stop by my friends’ blogs and leave them a word of encouragement.