The Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG) is the brilliant idea of Alex J. Cavanaugh. The purpose of the group is to share doubts and insecurities and to encourage one another. Please visit the other participants and share your support. A kind word goes a long way.
I've been working on revisions for almost three months now. I know, it's part of the writing process. But sometimes, the thing we love can be painful.
Enjoy these fun quotes about the pleasure and pain of writing!
"Writing a novel is like making love, but it’s also like having a tooth
pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it’s like making love while
having a tooth pulled." ~ Dean Koontz
"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book." ~ Stephen Fry
"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an
amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it
becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be
reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him to the
public." ~ Winston Churchill
"When writing a novel, that's pretty much entirely what life turns into:
"House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so
all in all it was a pretty good day." ~ Neil Gaiman
"Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of
some painful illness. One would never undertake such as ting if one were
not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist or (sic)
understand." ~ George Orwell
"Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators." ~ William Saroyan