Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Never give in.

The best advice about writing I ever got was this:

"The successful writer is the writer too stupid to quit."

More to do. More to do.

6 comments:

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Oh, thank god.

I've never been accused of being smart.

JD Rhoades said...

Dude, where do you FIND these pics? I love that one.

David Terrenoire said...

Dusty,

I'm almost embarrassed to tell you, it's that easy. I have a collection of vintage shots in my library, but this one I found by accident a few months ago while searching for something else in Google images.

I like it too, which is why I saved it.

Anonymous said...

Dusty beat me to it -- I love the pictures you post (and to give equal praise - Dusty's one with the two dogs) because many days, as in this very morning, you're so right.

I've quit so many times, can't remember. David just keeps buying me more paper, pens and software upgrades.


Jeanne

secretdeadartist said...

Yeah that works, but if you were stupid enough to start doing it, then why should you be smart enough to quit. If you stop soon enough you're probably ok, say like a couple years, but then if it goes on longer you just don't really have a choice, it becomes part of your identity. Besides to say that you're still trying is much more self satisfying than to say that you gave it up. It's not rock and roll my friend, more like some guy who gets attached to the blues and just keeps getting better at it the longer he does it.

Stacey Cochran said...

Good writing comes from perseverance. That's what forms it. It is the failure to succeed that creates a situation whereby a writer can write successfully.