purpose and particular skill - Edumund Morrison
I finished reading Poets & Writers, and yes I did get some writing done - a page a day - which is better than nothing - anyway Daniel Halpern, publisher/president of Ecco wrote an article on his publishing journey.
He quotes Jorge Luis Borges (who also said one of my favorite quotes...i've always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library) Borges said...
"When I printed my first book, I didn't send it to the bookstores or other writers-I just gave copies to my friends....In those days, nobody thought in terms of failure or success in selling books. We thought of writing as a kind of destiny."
I like that.
That really does sounds like the right way to approach writing. I know for me, if I approach writing with the idea that I enjoy building these people and places, then I love doing it. The moment I start thinking in terms of doing it as a profession, it becomes overwhelming and I can't do it.ReplyDelete
Oh, that IS a great quote!ReplyDelete