Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Report and Comforting Quotes

I just got the email from the agent that contacted me last week and long story short she is not going to represent my manuscript. So, while I’m disappointed, I’m ready to get back to sending out query letters again, and I came to the realization that whoever said that writers are fools, masochists, and crazies was right. Now, I was unable to find the right quote because I have no idea who said it, but I did find these, so enjoy!

Writer's were supposed to be a little crazy." ~S.E. Hinton

He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Perhaps I wasn't going crazy after all. Perhaps I was just becoming a writer." ~ Janette Rallison (Just One Wish)

"Are writers reporters, prophets, crazies, entertainers, preachers, judges, what?" ~Wallace Stegner (Crossing to Safety)

"I have great faith in fools - my friends call it self-confidence." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

"Every writer, without exception, is a masochist, a sadist, a peeping Tom, an exhibitionist, a narcissist, an 'injustice collector' and a depressed person constantly haunted by fears of unproductively." ~ Edmund Bergler

"The writer is both a sadist and a masochist. We create people we love, and then we torture them. The more we love them, and the more cleverly we torture them along the lines of their greatest vulnerability and fear, the better the story. Sometimes we try to protect them from getting booboos that are too big. Don’t. This is your protagonist, not your kid." ~ Janet Fitch

"A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it." ~ Ronald Dahl

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools…Let's start with typewriters." ~ Solomon Short

1 comment:

  1. Good attitude! This is just the start of your journey, and remember - you don't think that every single book you read is marvellous, and when you do, that's the magic of reading. You just need to keep going to find the person who does think your writing is right for them.

    Wishing you all the best.