Quote on Writing

Here's a wonderful quote I stole from a writer's website. It's what Michael Chabon said about writing a novel being like a war.

...always begun in the highest enthusiasm, with full confidence of right, and of the certainty of it all being over by Christmas. Two years later you're in the trenches and the mud, with defeat a real possibility, doubting everything, in particular the wisdom of the commanding general.

Vive le novel!


Anonymous said...

What a remark! Accurate, accurate, accurate.

Aileen said...

I LOVE this quote! It really helps the "non-author" understand what the author's in this world are going through. :-) And it gives me quite a chuckle.