“Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.“- Michael Crichton
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve rewritten sections of my memoir and I’m tired of writing/rewriting about myself. I’m ready to move on to the next book (whatever that is) so I need to read motivation quotes like these to keep myself going.
“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” - Henry Ford
I’ve learned mountains about writing over the past few years, so for that reason I’m glad I didn’t publish my book earlier. The rewrites are making it a better book (they better be) The danger now is that finishing my memoir feels impossible, because knowing how much I’ve learned so far, I know that I still have so much more to learn, so I might keep rewriting until I’m 100.
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” - Walt Disney
Trying to convince myself I agree with Walt Disney’s idea of fun …