Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Mind of a Writer
Found this quote and thought I'd share it with you. This applies to life in general, but it can be applied to the writer's life too.
The way I interpret it to fit with writing, is that if there is something challenging in writing (let's say editing a manuscript or short story that just doesn't seem to be working), the 'weak' mind may give up.
The 'balanced' mind may know that it's tough and feel like giving up, but knows that continuing to go back to that manuscript is a way to challenge herself as a writer.
Finally, to me the 'strong' mind means someone who happily embraces the journey of writing with its ups and downs, and sees a manuscript or short story that isn't working as an opportunity to make it the best work it can be by committing to the editing process.
How do you apply this quote to the writer's life?