UPDATE: The winner of the gift card is Mary Preston!
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I was looking for an inspirational quote from one of those inspirational quote books to begin my day. The book fell open to this one:
To live is to suffer,
to survive is to find meaning in suffering.
That’s meant to inspire? Reading that might inspire suicide!
The more the marble wastes, the more the statue grows.
Okay, I get it. Kind of like a writer staring at a blank page has to find words to fill it, a sculptor has to find the shape living inside the stone. That’s better, but I need more quotes to pull out today when my attention begins to wane. Feels like that kind of day—it’s freezing outside, the sky is overcast, my bed looks way too inviting. I need a reason to stay at my keyboard.
So, that’s your mission today. Should you choose to accept it. Find me a quote, something that will keep my fingers on the keyboard, my mind pressing forward in the story! Best quoter (hmmm, my online dictionary says that’s not a word—well, it should be!) wins a small Amazon gift card! Okay, so that “best” thing can be intimidating, and I don’t care if your quote is corny or terrible, just fill the comments!
While you’re pondering, ponder these covers for stories coming very soon…