John Steinbeck – Writing Quote Wednesday



Created by Paul Jenny with a Flickr photo by Cliff Hutson


I’m in the thick of slogging away at my MG paranormal adventure novel’s first draft l and I often find myself meeting with a lot of resistance when I try to start.

I like Steinbeck’s quote about abandoning the idea of finishing because it gives me the sense that I’m engaging in an ongoing process and the work to be done is  just the work that needs to be done for that day. If I can get through my word count for just that day, I am always surprised by the end of the week at how much I’ve actually accomplished.

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Watch John Steinbeck “roaring like a lion” during his Nobel Prize speech on

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