Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Mantras

Some days you get what you need and JA Konrath's post here
provides a bucket load of what I need but two resonated for today and will become my new mantra. Can you find any on his list that work for you?

"Write when you can. Finish what your start. Edit what you finish. Submit what you've edited. Repeat. "

"There's a word for a writer who never gives up... published "

11 comments:

SpiralSkies said...

There are some great lines, aren't there? I like the ones you've chosen along with 'Maybe you can't win. But you sure can try.'

Just what I needed this morning, thanks!

liz fenwick said...

So pleased it help Jen. I needed to see those words this morning too :-)

cs harris said...

Maybe it's because I'm feeling fat and sick from all that Easter chocolate, but I especially liked this one: "Praise is like candy. We love it, but it isn't good for us. You can only improve by being told what's wrong." Great list!

sheepish said...

Hi an excellent link and just what I need at the moment as I try to get going again. I like the two you picked and also "we are all in the same boat so start rowing".
Excellent advice.

Debs said...

Thanks for that brilliant quote. Im going to print it out and stick it right in front of me in the shed.

Biddy said...

Thank you! I needed to read that. *cracks knuckles*

liz fenwick said...

C.S. soooooo true :-)

You need to get back to writing Sheepish! Glad the quotes helped.

Have you put it up yet Debs?

Keep going Biddy!

Flowerpot said...

so true Liz! I haven't cracked the fiction market but I'm cracking teh non-fiction one and that really is so true - perseverance pays!

liz fenwick said...

WTG FP on the non fiction! Keep going on the fiction :-)

Ray-Anne said...

I love these quotes. Brilliant.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Ray-Anne :-)