Friday, August 2, 2013

Quotes and Cookies: Easy reading

Guess where I am right now? Here.


Hanging out in a cabin in the mountains with a group of writers, writing our butts off. Or, in my case, revising my butt off (I have third round edits due in three weeks). I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before that I LOVE revising. Moreso than drafting even. I love seeing the ms get better and better with each round.

But just because I love it doesn't mean that it's easy. In fact, sometimes it's bang-my-head-against-the-keyboard hard, you know? Which is why I love this quote:


"Easy reading is damn hard writing."

~Nathaniel Hawthorne


Yeah it is! But at least all that work comes with a payoff as sweet as easy reading. Hey, speaking of sweet payoffs and hard things, how about we commiserate over some hard, crunchy cookies that are just begging to be dunked in milk.

photo credit: Ruthieki via photopin cc

Have a fantastic weekend!

10 comments:

JeffO said...

Have a good time, and good luck with the revisions!

Mara Rae said...

I suspect your revision retreat is a little more legit than mine was ;) Happy revising!!

ilima said...

Yeah it is! Have fun on your retreat!

S.P. Bowers said...

Love the quote!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

GREAT quote! Good luck with the revising - I know you can do it! :)

Shelli Sivert said...

Hope you're having a blast!

Question for ya: How many words/pages should a middle grade book be?

Susanne Drazic said...

Best wishes with your revisions. Great quote.

Cassie Mae said...

Kick those revisions' butt! Have fun!

Caryn Caldwell said...

That looks like a beautiful place to revise. Hope you had a great time and got a lot of work done!

P.S. I'm with you on drafting vs. revising. I never thought I'd prefer revisions, but I actually do. That's when the book starts to feel like, well, a book. Good thing because I spend a lot longer revising than I do drafting!

Nicole said...

Um, jealous! That retreat sounds amazing. I always have a soft spot for fellow writers whenever I fly through their books because I know what I just crammed into a few hours as a salivating reader took weeks or months of refining. ;)