Lighten up Mondays

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landscape-536173_1280For me, 2016 signals the start of massive editing of my second novel’s manuscript. Here are some jokes on the writing craft that might amuse you as they did me.

If writers were good business people, they’d have too much sense to be writers. – Irvin S. Cobb

If Moses were alive today he’d come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and spend the next five years trying to get them published. – Anonymous

Learn to write. Never mind the damn statistics. If you like statistics, become a CPA. – Jim Murray

Writing is so difficult, I often feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment thereafter. – Jessamyn West

I was sorry to hear my name mentioned as one of the great authors, because they have a sad habit of dying off. Chaucer is dead, so is Milton, so is Shakespeare, and I am not feeling very well myself – Mark Twain

The world is a hellish place and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering. – Tom Waits

The only time I’ll get good reviews is if I kill myself. – Edward Albee

And last but certainly not least:

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. – Christopher Hampton



2 thoughts on “Lighten up Mondays

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    January 11, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    These are great, Irene. I especially enjoyed the Cobb quote. 🙂


      boomer98053 responded:
      January 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks, Jill. The Moses one rang true for me. Have a great week, Jill!

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