Monday, October 16, 2006

][NaNoWriMo] 15 Days and Counting

From The Desk of Liz Ensley:

How does a newness come into the world? How is it born? Of what fusions, translations, conjoinings is it made? How does it survive, extreme and dangerous as it is? What compromises, what deals, what betrayals of its secret nature must it make to stave off the wrecking crew, the exterminating angel, the guillotine? Is birth always a fall? Do angels have wings?

- Salman Rushdie, "The Satanic Verses" ( $ ) ( ? ), In Philosophy

The quote is appropriate to National Novel Writing Month. Thirty days are spent in the creation of something new. Granted, revision and rewriting is left until after the month is done; but the writing is an act of creation, the birth of an idea. Whether it takes flight, or plummets, is up to your own level of experience as a writer: and National Novel Writing Month is, in itself, a full measure of writing experience, whether it is good, bad, or otherwise preoccupied within itself.

Now, please pass the coffee. I could use another cup. ;-)


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