Monday, February 13, 2006

A Quote

Came across this quote by Samuel Beckett this morning:
"Try again. Fail again. Fail better."

I continue on my second draft of the novel I'm working on now secure in the knowledge that there will always be revision. Re-drafting, polishing, replotting, reworking (Dana, see what you started.)

Is a novel ever really finished?


Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Hee, hee. I think once you have something published, don't go reading it, you might go nuts marking up the book.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

No. I've heard of authors who take a read pen to the published edition of their book.

And the average is 7 rewrites, esp. starting out.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Mark Pettus said...


I'm not revising another word, at least not until someone who is writing me a check tells me to.

Like your blog.

8:11 PM  
Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

No way I'll read any of mine once they hit the shelves. I'd be too appalled.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Jaye Wells said...

Kathie at Housewife Cafe had a post about Star Jone's being photographed reading her own book on the beach. I commented that the pic was proof Star used a ghost writer.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Mark Pettus said...

Have you not done tormenting me with your accursed time! It's abominable! When! When! One day, is that not enough for you, one day he went dumb, one day I went blind, one day we'll go deaf, one day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second, is that not enough for you?

8:36 PM  

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