Friday, May 17, 2013

Quotes and Cookies: Of eggs and patience

LOVE this:

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."

~Arnold H. Glasow

Which I'm pretty sure translates into writer-speak that you should edit your book instead of throwing it out the window when it's giving you grief.

And then you can get the book version of this:

photo credit: Roger Smith via photopin cc

Something unique looking with awesome hair that everyone will Ooh! and Ahh! over. And who doesn't want that?

Just be warned that he/she will probably want a cookie. You better take two.

And then set about revising! And NOT throwing your manuscript out the window.

photo credit: scubadive67 via photopin cc

Have an awesome weekend, everyone!



P.S. Thank you so much to Neurotic Workaholic for the Liebster Award! I can guarantee my answers wouldn't be nearly as hilarious as hers were.

P.P.S. I'm at The League of Extraordinary Writers today, talking about using a sense of wonder in speculative fiction. Come hang out! Yes, you can definitely bring your cookie with you.

16 comments:

Faith E. Hough said...

I LOVE that quote!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Love the bird. On-sight grinnable!

S.P. Bowers said...

Guess I better go get my MS off the front yard. Wish I would have opened the window first.

Angela Cothran said...

I think that is what I looked like when I woke up this morning :)

Jai said...

Great quote - even better picture. I shall keep this in mind.

Jenilyn Collings said...

That's a fantastic quote! Thanks, Peggy!

ilima said...

Haha. Great advice. And I think I'll take a dozen cookies, thank you. :)

David P. King said...

Perfect. And yes, my first drafts tend to look like a hatchling. :)

Laura Marcella said...
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Laura Marcella said...

Great quote! That chicken looks a little scary though. I think I'll leave it in the egg!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yes I think we can all reach a place where we feel every word we've written is garbage and should all be thrown out.

Kristine said...

Haha! I love that little bird's hair!

What can be said about the fact there are eggs in cookies?

Jenny S. Morris said...

I'm not sure how I feel about that quote at the moment. But it's a good one! :)

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

Right! You can do it! Edit and then eat a cookie! Repeat as necessary.

:0)

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Reading this post makes me want to eat eggs (though perhaps not from that bird in the picture) and cookies. Lots of cookies. :)
And you're welcome for the award! You deserved it.

Coleen Patrick said...

That quote is awesome. I'm going to have to remember it--and that photo--for the next time I get frustrated! :)