Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

 "The best thing about writing fiction is that moment were the story catches fire and comes to life on the page, and suddenly it all makes sense and you know what it's about and why you're doing it and what these people are saying and doing, and you get to feel like both the creator and the audience. Everything is suddenly both obvious and surprising and it's magic and wonderful and strange.

You don't live there always when you write. Mostly it's a long hard walk. Sometimes it's a trudge through fog and you're scared you've lost your way and can't remember why you set out in the first place.

But sometimes you fly and that pays for everything." —Neil Gaiman

I want to thank all my lighthouses out there who have guided me through the fog.

It's all better with friends.


  1. Lovely thought! It explains a lot about WHY you write. Btw, Richard and I were in NJ while you were in NYC. Funny coincidence, no?

    1. Growing up very fast - adorable, smart, opinionated - grandma has a lot of adjectives as well as some new pictures. Good news is that she likes us this time. Bad news is that we had to come home.