From time to time I share a page in my notebook that contains a particularly telling or apt quote that I don’t want to lose track of. This is a great one from the Acknowledgment Section of True Love by Jude Deveraux. Yes, you should read Introductions, Forewards, and even Acknowledgments you’ll never know what great things you’ll miss if you don’t. I think it gives a nice summation of the difference between what people imagine is the writing process and what it’s really like to write a book.
I was dragged into the social media world kicking and screaming. I did NOT want to do it! I only agree when I was told that I could tell about my daily experiences in trying to write a novel. I wouldn’t have to just post that everything was happy and easy, but could say when my fictional characters and circumstances in the publishing world were driving me crazy. I wanted to be REAL, not what people seem to think of writers, that we sit around and wait for ideas to come to us, then casually write them down.
Deveraux, Jude. True Love. New York: Ballentine Books, 2013. Print. p. 453.
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