Thursday, February 7, 2013

BLEEDING ONTO PAGES

My sequels are taking longer to write than I expected, but the quote below explains why. The right amount of blood takes time, and my readers deserve nothing less.
"It is only when you open your veins and bleed onto the page a little that you establish contact with your reader.  If you do not believe in the characters or the story you are doing at that moment with all your mind, strength, and will, if you don't feel joy and excitement while writing it, then you're wasting good white paper, even if it sells, because there are other ways in which a writer can bring in the rent money besides writing bad or phony stories.  ~Paul Gallico

7 comments:

  1. Ooo, great quote! Take your time writing the best story you can. Readers will appreciate it! Happy writing, Karen!

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  2. A good book is always worth the wait; a bad book will always be there. Thanks for taking the time to get it right.

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  3. Oh I totally know your books are worth the wait and that quote is perfect!!
    Impatiently... I mean patiently waiting
    Tiff- Escaping... One Book @ a Time

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  4. Boy, that quote says it ALL. And sometimes, I just can't seem to get that blood flowing... Maybe that's why going for a jog helps??? :D xoxo (why did blogger take you off my roll?) <3

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  5. The important thing is that you keep showing up at the page where it will all be flowing again. New seeds wait beneath the surface of the soil. And what seems like a dormant time, is really a time of new growth. We look forward to the unfolding. Peace and all good,

    Diane

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