Quote of the day

“My mother was a potter. All my life I was around that. The first draft, that’s the hard part. That’s going out and digging clay. Revision is where you finally get to chuck that son of a bitch on the wheel and make something.”

David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go

Me too. Getting that first draft out is tough, but I find revision exhilarating.

10 thoughts on “Quote of the day”

  1. Powerful message. It reminds me of that old quote about “Just chip away everything that doesn’t look like a horse.” One needs to see that horse in the marble, yes. But then comes the chiseling. By hand…

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