There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
-Ernest HemingwayOne of my favorite authors is Neil Gaiman, who wrote American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, and The Graveyard Book. As a full time author, he knows how much of a pain writing a book can be. But he also knows the magic that strikes while writing a novel (well, by halfway through writing a book, the magic evaporates a little bit):
This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy, and that hard.
-Neil GaimanWhen writing a novel, that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: 'House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day'.
-Neil GaimanI don't know whether I should be proud of this, or slightly afraid:
So what? All writers are lunatics!
–Cornelia Funke, InkspellSome quotes from Ray Bradbury, the master of science fiction and and one of my idols. (I love how he can take his feelings, turn them into words, and make his writings some of the most powerful novels on the planet).
Some hear voices when no one is there. Some are called mad and locked in a room where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called 'writers', and they do pretty much the same thing.
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."