Tuesday, April 6, 2010

on writing

"Starting things- relationships or non-profits, screenplays or marathons - takes a certain willing suspension of disbelief. This suspension is hard to maintain, but its perpetuation is Job One. I've written two books, and I can tell you that writing one word at a time, when there are 60,000 words to go, requires a state of flat-out dissociation. You'll need to blow up a nice big bubble and find a way to live in it long enough to forget the world of reason and probability, the world that is staring through the filmy edge of your bubble, barely obscured, mouthing the words "Who do you think you are, anyway?"

-Kelly Corrigan, author of The Middle Place

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