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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Quote for the day.........







Ah, from monkies to goddesses.......

Since we're prepping for RWA's National Conference, I thought this week's quote should come from a writer. And what better writer to choose than the BEST romance writer there is.

Nora Roberts. And let's not forget her alter-ego, JD Robb. Her books are an 'auto-buy' for me. I once nearly knocked somebody over in a bookstore in my quest to get the third book in a trilogy! Her quote...

You don't find time to write. You make time. It's my job.......Nora Roberts

And there's the difference between most writers and Nora. No excuses, no long delays, no waiting for 'the Muse', just the work. Just the act of sitting in the chair and typing.

She is a master and she became a master because she put the time in. With every book, she taught herself to be better. To write more complex stories, more in depth characters, more emotionally touching situations. And that's the secret. The more you do anything, if you're really working at it, the better you'll get.

We might not all become goddesses, but there's no reason we can't be the best possible writers we can be!

2 Comments:

  • At 2:55 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Nora really is a goddess! I should put that on my computer monitor.

    What I really respect about Nora is that when she talks, she sounds so real. As if she really is a mortal like the rest of us :-)

     
  • At 3:13 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    LOL, Jen. That's what I love best about her. She's still real people! And she still gets worried over every book, just like the rest of us!

     

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