So, the writing isn't going too well...

Friday, July 15, 2005

"Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."
-- Gene Fowler


"There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open up a vein."
-- Walter Smith



I seem to lose pages every time I work on an ms; how's that for progress?

Sigh.



On to happier news: Sasha sold to Kensington! I'm late on posting about this; but I've congratulated her in private many, many, many, times.::grin::
**Update**Sash, also recently sold to the Berkley Sensations Imprint of Penguine Books!
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16 comments:

Jill said...

LOL, love the cartoon!

Danica said...

Love the quotes and cartoon... here, wanna open up my vein?

raine said...

I seem to lose pages every time I work on an ms; how's that for progress?

Depends on what you consider progress; better quality, or more pages? ;-)

Jaye said...

A coworker emailed me the cartoon at work, it was more a statement on how freakin busy we've been at the office for the past 2 months. (What's missing from the cartoon is the stacks of files.) But I thought it would work equally as a reflection of my frustration with writing. It is funny, tho. And I laugh everytime the eye snap out of his head. (Yes, yes, I'm twisted)

Raine, I know I want quality, but I also want to finish something. I guess that's why I'm focusing on the novella first and then the wip. :-/

Jaye said...

Danica, that handy-dandy cartoon serves as a D-I-Y instructional on opening a vein. ;-)

Amie Stuart said...

that was just DAMN funny!!!! But so true! =(

Jordan Summers said...

You have to send me that cartoon. Please. I've watched it twice and cannot stop laughing. Oh my God! It is too funny and so VERY true. I even dragged dh over to watch it. He's cracking up and said he needs that to look at everyday.

Brenda Bradshaw said...

I just saw this cartoon and love it!!! And just think of all the edits and rewrites you're getting rid of NOW instead of later. It's progress! Really!

Mechele Armstrong said...

LOL love the cartoon. I have days where it feels like that.

Steph T. said...

I'm stealing the cartoon. It might become a permanent fixture on my blog sidebar because I can't stop laughing.

mlwhitt said...

Love your blog.

Sasha said...

You're determined , Jaye. You'll finihs it soon. ANd it'll be quality too.

Thanks for th cartoon!!

Amie Stuart said...

Even #2 thought it was funny. THe kid is sick I'm telling ya!

Jaye said...

Glad y'all got a good chuckle out of the cartoon. Lord knows it spoke to me loud and clear.

My favourite part is from when the second eyeball ping-pongs back and forth then finally snaps out of his head, to that final look at the bloody pulp/nub of his head before he does a faceplant into the keyboards. lol.

Mechele, and mlwhitt, thank you both for dropping by.

Jordan, I sent you an email.

Steph, Monica liked it so much that she posted it on her blog too. :-) I'm toying with the idea of adding it to my sidebar too. Maybe where I have the crying smilie for the writing progress. ;-)

Anonymous said...

That cartoon nearly made me puke!

Pat

Jaye said...

oops. Sorry your visit here was so sickening, Pat. You should probably not look at the "Three things that pissed me off" post either.... Hope the rest of your weekend is pleasant. :-)

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