What do we do when there’s an onslaught of rejection? What do we do between Monday and Friday, when the muse seems to have abandoned us, but we insist on seating ourselves at our notebooks, waiting for it to reappear?
Here are several squircle stressballs that’ll do the trick.
“Give me the right word and the right accent
and I will move the world.”
~ Joseph Conrad ~
“Characters accrete. They are composites.
Who knows where they come from?”
~ Nadine Gordimer ~
“Every writer creates his own precursors.”
~ Jorge Luis Borges ~
“Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task.
The rest is the madness of art.”
~ Henry James ~
“Art makes nothing happen.”
~ W. H. Auden ~
“Nothing can interest the creator but his own work.”
~ Marcel Proust ~
“Unless you think you can do better than Tolstoy,
we don’t need you.”
~ James Michener ~
“A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.”
~ Franz Kafka ~
“It is not every day that the world arranges itself into a poem.”
~ Wallace Stevens ~
“In the novel you get the journey. In a poem you get the arrival.”
~ May Sarton ~