Writer’s Quote Wednesday

13 May

Hi everyone! Welcome to ‘Writer’s Quote Wednesday‘ prompted by Colleen from Silver Threading. Visit Colleen’s blog and take part. You can quote one of your best-loved writers, make up your own quote, or feature a quote you enjoyed from one of your favorite books.

Stephen King Quote

“You have to remain faithful to what you’re working on.”

~ Stephen King

How many times have you been tempted to scrap the writing you began because you thought it wasn’t working out, but you stuck with it and it blossomed into a fascinating story? It’s happened to me several times. I almost gave up on my book, The Fall of Lilith on several occasions. At times I felt I was in over my head, but giving up would have been a mistake. Now, I consider The Fall of Lilith to be one of my best work to date. If you give up on a story every time things start to get complicated you’ll never finish a single one. If you get stuck, stop writing and go for a walk, eat something, bake, exercise, read . . . take a break from your writing for a while, and when you return to it you’ll see things from a different perspective.

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37 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday”

  1. Silver Threading May 13, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

    Vashti! You outdid yourself and thank you! Two excellent quotes to give us the confidence to keep writing! Well done. I love the Neil Gaiman quote so much I am going to put it on my computer so I see it every day! ❤ Well done!

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  2. Hugh's Views and News May 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    Oh if only I could, Vashti, if only I could. I need to take a leaf out of Mr King’s book. 🙂

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  3. coldhandboyack May 13, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    I agree with you. It gets frustrating, but finishing is the only thing that works.

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  4. stacilys May 13, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Oh wow Vashti, two great quotes. Albert Einstein said, “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” I think there’s something to this.
    🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 14, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

      Thank you. I love the Einstein quote––so true. 😀

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      • stacilys May 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

        I’m a big Einstein quote fan. Did you know he is suspected to have had Asperger’s syndrome? My son has AS.
        🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

        Very interesting, Staci, I didn’t know that. I don’t know a lot about the disease only that it’s related to autism. The kids are very intelligent, they can speak normally but have trouble with non-verbal communication. If I’m wrong please correct me. When and how was your child diagnosed? Did you notice something different about him?

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      • stacilys May 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

        Asperger’s is on the autism spectrum, which of course is a very large spectrum. My son has some difficulty with verbally communicating and focus/concentration. We actually thought he had ADHD, but his extreme obsessions and pro-longed focus on these interests discredit that idea. He was diagnosed soon after he turned 6. He also has hyper-sensitive hearing, but interestingly enough is very affectionate. Asperger’s is also considered high-functioning autism. Often-times people don’t even know or can’t tell he’s autistic. At any rate, we had to pull him out of school and do homeschooling with him because he hated school and couldn’t focus. He’s much better now.
        🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

        I’m so glad to hear he’s doing good. Thank you for schooling me. 😉 If he turns out anything like Albert Einstein you’ve got it made. 😉

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  5. Kevin J. Hotter May 13, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    You are so right. It’s so easy to give up. But you need to follow through on your idea. If you don’t, you’ll never complete any project! 😁

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

      That’s my point exactly. Many writers hit a brick wall and instead of bulldozing past it they cry ‘Writer’s Block!’. Sometimes all you need to do is walk away and come back later. 😉

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  6. olganm May 13, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    Sometimes we have far too many projects going on but choosing the right one and sticking by it must be the way… Although sometimes we start something and it isn’t the right time for it. Who knows?

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

      Yes, I agree. There’s been times that I’ve been working on too many things at once. The best way to do it is to pick one project, focus on that project, finish it and then move on to the next.

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  7. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin May 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

    Good sound advice Vashti x

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  8. Sunni Morris May 13, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

    I like this Neil Gaiman quote – so very true. And yes, taking a break can mean a world of difference when you can look at your work with fresh eyes. You should never give up.

    Sunni
    http://sunni-survivinglife.blogspot.com/

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 14, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

      I love this quote too. I totally believe in taking breaks. It’s worked for me. 🙂

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  9. Elizabeth May 13, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

    Hi Vashi, I’ve read “on writing” by S. King, I love this book. I learned a lot with it. I like this message for not giving up, it’s hard. Thanks!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 14, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

      Hello Elizabeth! I share your love for this book. I have a copy of it and I go back to it again and again. It is hard, but the harder it is the more gratifying once the work is done. 🙂

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  10. Z. R. Southcombe May 13, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    And sometimes it really is terrible, but with some good editing / re-writing it can BECOME something fantastic 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

      Hi Zee! Yes, I agree. I think 1st drafts are seldom less than terrible in some way but with some honest (out loud) reading and self editing you can do wonders. After you’ve done all you feel you can do, hand it over to some good beta readers and then finally to a professional editor. You can’t bypass those steps––not if you want something truly good. 😉

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  11. teagan geneviene May 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    Those are two marvelous quotes. (Why do i feel surprised when Stephen King says such wise things… He’s so successful, i should not be surprised. I guess it’s just the “horror” thing.
    Today on LinkedIn i posted not a quote but an old proverb. “They thought they would bury us… but they didn’t know we were seeds.” Wishing you a thriving Thursday. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 14, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

      Hi Teagan! Oh, so you think horror writers are dumb? Hmmm. Good to know . . . JUST KIDDING! Ha, ha! I find horror and fantasy very difficult to write. It takes a great deal of creativity and imagination to come up with a good story, not to mention the research involved. Stephen King is very intelligent and a genius storyteller, that’s why he’s so successful. Wow! Love that proverb. You have a great Thursday and weekend! 😀

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  12. marjma2014 May 19, 2015 at 3:03 am #

    Two great quotes Vashti. Yes the first one kind of resonated with me, I tend to get easily distracted start one piece of writing, and then get side tracked and begin another, so have to learn to be faithful to the task in hand. The Neil Gaiman quote is real cute, never forget to keep a playful side and be yourself.

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  13. Juggling Real Food (@JugglngRealFood) May 19, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    Oh Vashti! You are exactly what I needed today. I decided to read some more blogs from the Let’s Get Real link up Friday to get some motivation and inspiration. You were the first one I clicked on. You never disappoint. Your writing is always a joy for me.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 19, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

      Awww. Thank you so much! I’m glad I can help you out in some way. Your words have made my day! 😀 xx

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  14. luvs2blog May 20, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Lovely quotes to keep us reminded of important things. Stephen King is a Master and I often admire his work. Thanks for your visit. Have a lovely day.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      Thank you. I admire him and his work as well. You’re very welcome. You have a great rest of the week! 😀

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  15. Mrs. AOK May 20, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    I have been in a fog lately. A writer’s funk. A murky pond of random thoughts with nothing quite floating to the top. I needed this today. Thank you!
    XOXO

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

      Aw. That just made my day. I’m so happy I could be of help today. Happy writing and may the muse be with you! 😉

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  16. Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 19, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    Thanks for the wrap-up, Colleen! Lots of great quotes this week. 🙂

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