I hate first drafts, and it never gets easier. People always wonder what kind of superhero power they’d like to have…I wanted the ability for someone to just open up my brain and take out the entire first draft and lay it down in front of me so I can just focus on the second, third and fourth drafts.
Judy Blume, http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/04/festival-of-books-judy-blume.html#sthash.wZKPRT5L.dpuf
My mind works in idleness. To do nothing is often my most profitable way.
Virginia Woolf via www.thehappinessproject.com
Sometimes, when I’m down, I feel like I’ve shot my bolt,…but it passes, and I go back to the computer.
Herman Wouk, at age 97
During a performance, the only kind of ‘feedback’ you need is that sense of delight you will get when you are fully absorbed.
John Eliot, “Overachievement”