Today’s quote of the week comes from Octavia Butler, author of Kindred. I like this quote because I think every author can relate to it! I look back at my old writing that I used to think was so amazing and wince when I read it. I know years down the road, I’ll look back at the writing I’m doing now and wonder how I ever thought it was good. Writing is a continual learning process, and I think this quote really captures that!
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” – Octavia Butler