Wednesday, November 16, 2011

writing inspiration - quotes

I was reading a blog the other day where the author mentioned she liked to find quotes that summarized her main character. (Please forgive me for forgetting which one. Nano has taken my brain and mashed it and then thrown it in the garbage disposal.) Ingenious, right? 

So I set out to find one for mine, Costa. She's strong. She's a spy. So I thought this worked perfectly:

Then I started thinking, what quote would describe me best. Considering this month, and the writing frustrations I keep slamming into, this quote seemed perfect:

It seems the more I write and stress, the more problems I create. Do you do that too? Are you an over writer or an under writer?
So when I was about to pull out my hair, I came across this quote:

Frankly 50K words in one month is practically impossible. But maybe not. 

Are you doing nano? If so, how's that going for you?
If not, what type of writer are you? 


Emily R. King said...

Your second quote made me laugh. So are you a worrier, Erin? I didn't peg you as one.

Precy Larkins said...

Love all the quotes! I'm doing Nano, and while I'm still above the goal (almost 30k at the moment), my momentum has slowed down (that's why I'm here--reading blogs instead of writing. Ha!)

Don't know what's wrong with my writing muse (look at that alliteration! My word.) I hate getting in a slump but! Since nothing is impossible, and I probably should stop overthinking it, I better go and write.

Good luck, good luck! <3

prerna pickett said...

I love encouraging quotes! They make me keep going.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Oh, I love the quotes and I ADORE Audrey Hepburn. She was awesome! I try not to be a worrier. But, I am.

Patti said...

I love quotes and those are awesome.
I especially loved the I'm possible one.

Jessie Humphries said...

I have no idea if I'm an underwriter or overwriter. I think I need to book an appointment with my therapist to find out!

i'm erin. said...

I'm totally worrier.

i'm erin. said...

opps. and of course I can't form complete sentences.

Ruth Josse said...

I underthink and don't write and then overthink and stress out about what I'm not doing. If that makes any sense. Probably not. Yep, definitely an underthinker. Loved all the quotes!

Julianne Donaldson said...

I love the idea of quotes, and those are some great ones. Where did you find them? I stress about writing, and then when I do write, I overwrite, but in all the wrong places. (Like writing lots of scenes that aren't going to be useful in the end.) I'm not doing Nano, and I have to give props to anyone who tries it. Good luck!

BECKY said...

Hi Erin. You know I love quotes! These were all great. I'm NOT doing Nano. Never have and most likely never will. I "kind-of" understand the premise that it's to help motivate writers...but I think it's just nuts and probably causes many to just write plain, old junk...just to make the word count!
And what kind of writer am I? I write memoir, personal essays. I don't write everyday, except on my blog! I just have to be in the right mood.

Maggie said...

Fun Fun quotes. Not doing Nano. Thank goodness. I would be a basketcase!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

NaNo sucks! LOL Totally kidding. I gave up on day 3 to revise this month. :) It's going great! I finished my revisions last night and I'm ready to dive into edits again. We'll see how it goes. :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

Oh my gosh. Your quote for Costa is PERFECT. I heart it a million times.

Alexis Bass said...

It's NOT impossible!! :) Yes, I am way behind in my NaNo word goal, and in my revision. But I will not accept defeat until Nov. 30th at midnight! Ha!

Loved theses quotes! Thanks for sharing!!

Abby Fowers said...

Awesome quotes! Love it! Honestly, I feel like finishing this semester in school is going to be impossible - but I am trying so hard. I'd really be working on my WIP rather than writing term papers, but alas... I am not. Hang in there girl! You CAN do it!

Sarah Tokeley said...

I couldn't pick a favourite of those quotes. I'm going to add them to my list :-)

Kathy said...

Fascinating quotes! Love them - especially Audrey Hepburn's. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog - your newest follower,

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