I recently took the weekend off from working so much. No technology, no writing, very few emails. I went up to Oxford, MS to visit my boyfriend and his family. Since I’d never been up there before, my boyfriend took me to see William Faulkner’s house, Rowan Oak.
First of all, let me say, gorgeous place! It was so amazing seeing the beautiful house, and seeing how he lived back then. We saw his office where he worked and to see the books he read was simply amazing! To say I was aww-struck is probably an understatement. It felt so wonderful being where a famous author lived.
On the walls, they had pictures and quotes by him. Two quotes struck me as quite inspirational. (Excuse the bad photography, I was using my cell.)
One was this:
This quote pretty much sums up everything that I feel about writing and it being solitary. Although, I do have to say, it’s nice to have fellow authors who know exactly how this feels around. It somehow makes it less lonely. 🙂 Thank goodness for blogging!
Now this, this is exactly how I feel about my own work! I don’t think it’s ever finished!
That’s why when I say it this time, Read Me Dead, is finished. It’s finished. I have a few pages left to edit, and then, a quick read through and proofread, and it’s done. Finished. Complete. That’s it.
What do you think about these quotes? Agree, disagree? I’d love to hear your opinion. 🙂