Welcome to this week’s quote! It comes from Robert Cormier, an American author of many books including The Chocolate War. I really like this quote because with NaNo wrapping up this week, I’m feeling a bit down about my novel. Although it is finished (Yeah! I completed NaNoWriMo last night!), it’s not really finished. It is far from perfect, and I know there are massive amounts of editing to do in December. Then I remind myself that editing is a good thing because any part I am not thrilled with or that doesn’t make sense, I can fix and make it better.
“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.” – Robert Cormier