Sunday, 8 January 2012

“E.L. Doctorow said once said that ‘Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice on writing, or life, I have ever heard.”
— Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life)

1 comment:

Bonnie White said...

This is the second time in less than five days that I have bumped up against Anne Lamott's book. I really must read it. And keep my headlights on. And not lose sight that the drivel that comes out of me will one day become beautiful nectar if I just keep driving.