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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Feed Your Muse Friday: Things Unfinished

I recently came across a great quote for writers that struck a cord with me. It made me think of all the people out there who start a book and never quite finish it. Here it is:

“The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.”
—Philip Roth

What does that mean exactly? In my humble opinion, it means there is no greater hell than regrets of things unfinished. And an unfinished novel can be a writer's greatest regret. So commit, discipline yourself to get the words out, and see it through. You'll thank yourself later. 

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  1. Yes. Leaving the potential of an unfinished novel can cause much regret! It's all about perseverance.

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    1. Exactly! And I'm all about living without regret. :)

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  2. Love this. I definitely feel like having regrets right now, so need to start completing WIPs and get my butt much more disciplined. Thanks for this nudge!

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    1. You're welcome sweetie! You can do it!

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  3. Great interpretation of that quote. I couldn't agree more. And I'm looking forward to the next great work from you Heather :-)

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  4. That's a great quote! And it is so fitting for me right now, as I sit staring at my WIP that needs to be edited. :)

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    1. You're to the editing stage, that's great progress!

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  5. Good quote. Timely, too, considering the WiP. LOL But there is always a WiP isn't there?

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    1. There is indeed! Spoken like a true writer. ;)

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  6. Kind of like paved with unfinished business. We can pave our roads with works in progress as long we keep touching them. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Oh, I have one of those for sure! I started it over 2 years ago and at half-way through decided to start over and never quite made it. "Powering through" DOES NOT work for me - it just churns out crap. Someday I'll take the time to finish that one because it really does deserve it!
    erica

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  8. What an inspiring quote. Thank you for sharing.
    Simply Sarah

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