Friday, July 30, 2010

Kick Ass Quotes

So I figured If CrAzY please apply was so successful we should continue with some awesome inspiration and motivational crap that makes us feel more together as a whole writing community. I mean if we don't stick together everyone will think we're crazy so here are some fun things I've recently come by!!!

1. Make eavesdropping a way of life. {I mean how else are you going to come up with some good shizz?}

2. Writing fiction is a matter of sitting down to tell yourself a good story. {It aint gonna write itself}

3. If you don't return calls from your muse, there's a chance they'll stop calling. {so listen up people because if you don't they'll find someone else who will}

4. It is better to write poorly than to not write at all. {Go ahead... suck it up!}

5. Every good writer is a sponge: soak it up, wring it out. {You might wanna change it sometimes too... no one wants to be known as the smelly sponge of the bunch}

Feel free to add any extras if you have them!!!

BTW - Sorry I've been a bad blog commentor this week, I've been working hard on my revisions and had to put something aside, but fear not because next week I am to be on my best behavior!! Hooray for finishing post-it revisions!!

46 comments:

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

You know that eavesdropping point has got me thinking ... how long is it going to be until I can't write realistic conversations in English? I mean, I live in Greece. Conversation is completely different. Do you think I'll ever 'lose touch'? Ewww, worried now ...

Vicki Rocho said...

Sorry, I'm laughing because I have this image of Jessica touching hairy, sweaty, Greek men now.

I like the sponge comment. That's what I say when I have to join a group (I was part of a marketing group for awhile, and there was a study group)...I'm there to be a sponge. I'll decide later what's important enough to keep.

Have a fabulous Friday!

Susan Fields said...

Great quotes! And congrats on finishing your post-it revisions!

Have a great weekend, Jen!

Justine Dell said...

Uh-oh! I better hurry and call the muse back! I don't want her running off! Gah!

Revisions *sigh* Well, at least you are done! 9With this round) Is it the last round?

~JD

Candyland said...

Ha, these are good ones. We definitely are a crazy bunch.

Wendy Ramer said...

I like numbers 1 & 2, especially 2. Just yesterday, in fact, I found myself stuck at the gameroom with my son and with no book in hand. Then I remembered my own books in my trunk and pulled one out to read while he played video games. Have to say, it was a damn good story ;-)

Crystal Cook said...

Great quotes! And great job with the revisions, you're doing awesome!

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Those quotes are really useful - I especially like the one about eavesdropping:)

Alissa said...

I love these quotes. Very inspirational!

Teenage Bride said...

hahah hilarious. Love your commentary lol

Boonsong said...

"If you don't return calls from your muse, there's a chance they'll stop calling" - or worse still will call you reverse/transfer charge. That happened to me, so I went ex-directory. Haven't had much inspiration since then.

Amusing post. Thanks.
All the best, Boonsong

Jaydee Morgan said...

These are fun - and a good bit of truth in each one.

Congrats on getting a round of edits done! Keep up the good work :)

Matthew Rush said...

Realize that becoming an experienced writer is going to partially ruin reading for you. {Except for those amazing books that just wash over you and never let go - those ones get even better}

Great post Jen, thanks!

Today's guest blogger is Rose Cooper!

Meredith said...

I definitely need to follow #4 more and turn that inner editor off when writing the first draft. I love these quotes! Congrats on finishing the post-it revisions :)

aspiring_x said...

good one jen!

LTM said...

the smelly sponge... I'm afraid when I'm writing there are times when I'm the smelly sponge. :o|

wah wah waahhh... :D

Laura Marcella said...

These are great! I like #5, lol!

Lisa_Gibson said...

These are funny! Great little Friday laugh.

Angie said...

Love the quotes. Very funny. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are great - fun stuff :)

Tahereh said...

hehe love it!

Robert Guthrie said...

"Writing fiction is a matter of sitting down to tell yourself a good story." I love that. We're just the bard.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Those are great!

I loved what Kensington editor Kate Duffy used to say:
Get off the internet and write!

LOL! So true. :)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Heehee. I read Jessica's comment too...now all I can see is sweaty men. *shudder*

Big cheer on the post-it revisions :)

Kristi Faith said...

Love those quotes!! :0) Congrats on your post it revision completion!!

Melissa said...

These are brilliant... my favorite and one I haven't heard? The one about being a sponge (and not being a smelly one!!)

Thanks for the inspiration Jen.. I need it today!

Talli Roland said...

Smelly sponges are the worst, aren't they? We had one once and it really stunk the whole place up - yucko. Love that quote, Jen! Happy weekend!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Love this! I am a sponge...I am a sponge...I am a sponge... :-)

Kimberly Franklin said...

I must continue reminding myself of #4. That's usually where I get stuck.

happy Friday!!

Misery said...

wow, this is brilliant! I cannot think of anything to add, though. But I like the first one the best - eavesdropping isn't wrong. In other words - we're all stealing. But everyone's stealing everything from others all the time, so it's all good I guess

The Words Crafter said...

These were all very good...can't pick a fav....great news about your post-it revisions, congrats!

Carolyn V. said...

I hope you are doing excellent on those revisions! It's worth taking a break. =)

Terry Stonecrop said...

Good ones. Thanks for sharing:)

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I love the one about writing to tell yourself a story. That makes me feel happy in my heart. :)

Lenny said...

hi miss jen! thats fun stuff. wht people said is fun too. whoever said number 4 was thinkin of me for sure. ha ha. but im gonna get better. :)
...smiles from lenny

Little Ms J said...

I love number one. I am a world class eavesdropper. It is a gift!

Ashley Stone said...

love it!

Theresa Milstein said...

Congrats on working on revisions. I spent a lot of time working on revisions this week. My blogging suffered as well!

DL Hammons said...

This is one of my favorites.

GOT Words?!

Eva said...

#4 is my favorite. Even when I feel like I can't get one decent word out I know its better to keep going.

VICTORIA SAAVEDRA said...

I live by #4!

Awesome quotes

beth said...

I use line 4 a lot too!

Congrats, on finishing revisions. Writing is fun. Rewriting can be like having a root canal, a painful necessity.

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Aubrie said...

Great quotes! I feel like if I can't write beautifully, then I shouldn't write that day, but then I end up getting nothing done...

Jeanette Levellie said...

I love quotes, too. Thanks for sharing these fun ones, Jen.

Janet Johnson said...

I'm so with you on the smelly sponge thing. :) Hilarious.

Great quotes!

Lynda Young said...

#4 is my fav :)