It's been a very busy week at Chateau Cameron. Not only have I been out virtually every night, but it's the beginning of the school year and I've had lots of meetings and planning. And I have a couple of deadlines due.
I've stumbled across a few quotes this week, and I thought I'd share them here. One of them is apt due to my experiences, and how I might apply them to my stories, while another is about other creative pursuits but, with a simple word exchange, could easily be about writing.
"Being a police officer is like having a front row seat to the greatest show on earth."
- S.I. (Mick) Miller.
"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."
- Anton Chekhov.
"Artists - musicians, painters, writers,
poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is
really going on around them, not the official version or the popular
perception of contemporary life."
- Billy Joel.
"Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library
privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to
find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a
hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you're
working. Tell them it's research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you
- Jennifer Weiner.
"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple."
- Jack Kerouac.
"If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that"
- Stephen King.
"Don't make music for some vast, unseen
audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as
money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your
inspiration. Do it for yourself."
- Billy Joel.
"Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you
all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something
you like, no one else will like it either."
- Meg Cabot.