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3 thoughts on “Happy Quote Sunday

  • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    Writing makes me happy twice: once while I’m writing, and then, I hope, in what I have written.

    It is far too much time and work otherwise – and I don’t have to do any of it: it’s a choice.

    Fortunately, for me, I have discovered I can write – because there are few other things I can do. Which is funny, because the standard advice about writing is, ‘If you can do anything else, do.’ So, even though this is my fallback position – it is actually the position I want to be in.

    It isn’t until you get deep into a novel and the questions keep coming and getting answered, and the layers keep getting more complex, and you realize how much of you is in it that you get to the good part. And when it is good, it is very, very good.

    And when it isn’t? Well, a bad day spent writing is still better than any day I don’t write.

    Lately I’ve been able to write daily – sometimes very slowly, sometimes more easily – but that makes me very happy.

  • Valerie Alexander Post author

    Alicia, I love this comment, and it would make a great basis for a post on any blog about writing (Chris McMullen, Sandra Beckwith, CJ Lyons, etc.). Might be worth reaching out to one of them to offer it, or just open a kinja account and toss it up there. It should get a wider audience than just the comments section of my blog.

  • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    Thanks – that you love it makes me happy. Again.

    I’ll just copy it, expand it, and put it on my own blog. I don’t think I’ve put it quite that way before.

    I have to be careful about promising too soon – I’m serializing before publication, and those who are interested are welcome to follow Pride’s Children on my own blog, at VentureGalleries.com, or via TuesdaySerial.com, where new stuff appears weekly.

    I hate getting into reading something before it’s quite ready for prime time – and then having it disappear. It’s a mistake to get potential readers who aren’t into serialized novels interested before you can offer them the actual book, don’t you think?

    I have lots of quirky writing advice on my blog because I’m such an odd writer – there are possibly two or three other people who write like I do in the Universe – so far I haven’t found them. But the blog is a place where I store part of my brain as I find it, especially the writing bits. I hope it will spark a few ideas in ‘normal’ people – as a reaction.

    ‘One day soon.’