Monday, June 19, 2006

Chasing Butterflies...

“There is no more demanding task than writing. No matter how long one works at it, no matter how many words are produced, room for improvement will always remain. Herein lies the ultimate frustration of writing: herein also lies its bittersweet charm and challenge. It’s like chasing butterflies, each new batch prettier than the last.”

~Gene Olson, Sweet Agony: A Writing Manual of Sorts, p. 13


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

I can see why the chasing butterflies aspect of writing might seem frustrating. Oddly enough, for me it is one of the craft's major appeals. Only death will end my quest for excellence.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Tricia Goyer said...

Chasing butterflies can get exhausting though . . . as one who is under deadline can contest!

2:15 PM  

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