Apr 3, 2015

A to Z Challenge: C

Posted by AJ Blythe at Friday, April 03, 2015
Source: Writing on the Pages of Life


It is perfectly okay to write garbage - as long as you edit brilliantly.

~ CJ Cherryh ~

10 comments:

betty on April 4, 2015 at 10:37 AM said...

Visiting from A/Z. I do like that quote. Interesting contrast, write garbage, but make sure the editing is brillant with it. Not sure I could pulll that one off :) Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

betty

Professor Celia on April 5, 2015 at 3:49 AM said...

Great quote! It reminds me of this famous one, often (apparently incorrectly) attributed to Ernest Hemingway: Write drunk, edit sober. Not an invitation to ACTUALLY write while drunk! But don't worry overmuch about the form or finish when getting that first draft down. Fix it on the rewrite.

Hi - stopping by from QOTKU's blog.

AJ Blythe on April 5, 2015 at 10:17 AM said...

Hi Betty, as my first drafts are always 'dirty' I hope my editing is pretty good (if only it could be brilliant!). Thanks for stopping by.

AJ Blythe on April 5, 2015 at 10:18 AM said...

*snort* I wonder how many have taken that literally? But it's exactly right - as other famous authors have said in various forms, 'you can't edit a blank page'.

Thanks for swimming over from the Shark Tank, Celia.

JEN Garrett on April 5, 2015 at 11:46 AM said...

I come from both A-Z and QOTKU's blog. Love them both. And I love this quote. Sometimes I have to shush that brilliant editor just long enough to get the first garbage draft down. It's a challenge, but sooo worth it. ~JEN Garrett

AJ Blythe on April 5, 2015 at 3:47 PM said...

Jen, to get my dirty draft down I often have to type with my eyes closed just to stop my internal editor from taking over! Of course, typing with my eyes closed gives that editor lots to play with afterwards *grin*

Madeline Mora-Summonte on April 7, 2015 at 9:38 AM said...

Such a lovely quote! Thanks for sharing. And good luck with the A-Z Challenge! :)

Colin Smith on April 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM said...

Excellent quote, Anita! :D

AJ Blythe on April 7, 2015 at 7:48 PM said...

Thanks for stopping by, Madeline.

AJ Blythe on April 7, 2015 at 7:51 PM said...

Thanks, Colin :)

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