Saturday, April 21, 2012

All in a Day's Work

Photo: Microsoft Office Clipart

"I turn sentences around. That's my life. I write a sentence and then I turn it around. Then I look at it and I turn it around again. Then I have lunch. Then I come back in and write another sentence. Then I have tea and turn the new sentence around. Then I read the two sentences over and turn them both around. Then I lie down on my sofa and think. Then I get up and throw them out and start from the beginning." --Philip Roth

Sound familiar? Don't we all have days (weeks) like this? Maybe the upcoming week will be better. Hope so. Good luck!


  1. Sounds very familiar, its just a typical day in a writer's life.

  2. So true. Isn't that what we all do every day! I once asked a well-known YA author how she knew when she was "finished." She said it was when she'd rewritten a sentence and found herself just changing it back again!


  3. Ah, we're in good company :-) Thanks, Rachna and Peggy. Smiles to you both. Have a great week!

  4. Ah yes, the writer's life! Some days you love it, other days, not as much. In the end though, it's all good. Can't imagine NOT writing. :)

  5. This totally sounds like me this week! It's nice to know others are in the same boat!