Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Quote

"When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day's work is all I can permit myself to contemplate."

John Steinbeck

3 comments:

Our Money Staff said...

Happy birthday, enjoy. I just found your site and wanted to thank you for writing the books that you write. I remember reading one of your novels when I was in college and it's been on my bookshelf ever sense. Thanks.
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Mona said...

Wow, I wonder if the quote is how you feel...or how you've felt. It certainly is descriptive. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on writing, I'm sure it's great for many, many writers out there.

Regina Walker said...

Ahhh, I love this quote. I also love the title story in Anne Lamott's book "Bird by Bird." It is so easy to get overwhelmed.