I found this thought provoking quote in my quiet time this morning.
My well-worn and often-read copy of Jane Yolen's essay "Working Up to Anon" (Anonymous) was clipped fromThe Writermagazine many years ago. "The best writers," she says, "are the one who really, in their heart of hearts, aspire to the byline Anon. The story told is important, not the storyteller."
The meditation was written by guess who - "Anonymous"!
Francine Du Plessix Gray said: "I write because in the act of creation comes that mysterious, abundant sense of being both parent and child; I am giving birth to an Other and simultaneously being reborn as a child in the playground of creation."
I think this is a good quote for this time in the month for all of us working on our novels.
"The creative power, which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book, quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily. Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned. Determination not to give in, and the sense of an impending shape, keep on at it more than anything." Virginia Wolf.