Ran into these on my walk yesterday. They reminded me of the stones my MC comes across in The Guardian, my latest WIP.
Jonathan Carroll once said, “I find you write with one person in mind. Usually for me that one person is my wife, because she’s my most severe critic and understands best what I’m trying to do.” I guess the one person I write for is my mother-in-law, who has encouraged me from day one. She’s a huge Danielle Steele and Nora Roberts fan and keeps telling me I’m going to be the next Nora Roberts. I just laugh at her and think she’s crazy. But she believes in me. So when I write, I think about her.
I have two inspirational quotes I like. One is writing related. One is not. The first is from my favorite poem by Robert Frost, The Road Less Traveled.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.
My life has been full of less traveled roads. Each road I’ve taken, although full of rocks and potholes, has been well worth the journey.
The second quote is from Pulitzer Prize winner, Junot Diaz. I kind of live by this quote, simply because it defines who I am as a writer. Even if book sales aren’t going well, writing goals aren’t panning out, I receive a crappy review, or I’m just flat out having a sucky day, this quote inspires me to remember why I write, and I push forward.
Inspiring words from inspiring people.
This is a great article. Thanks Nicholas and Rachael.
I’m so excited one of my favorite authors has agreed to be a guest on my blog. Today I’d like to welcome Nicholas Rossis to our little corner of the wide web of the world.
Nicholas is from Athens, Greece (this alone is “‘nough said” 🙂 ). He’s an author, web designer, and author services specialist. To find out more about him, visit his About Nicholas Rossis page on his newly redesigned website. I’m particularly smiling about the part with his dad. It always make me smile. 🙂
So, I’ll stop yammering and let you enjoy this good reminder for us all.
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