Monday, November 22, 2010

Throwing Caution to the Wind


"Don't ignore craft, but there's a time and place for it.

Write like your drunk and edit like your sober."
( Hemingway, Tuller)

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Ain't that the truth?


At least it is for me.


Today I'll drunk-write a huge chunk.


Tomorrow, I shall go back and fix it.


And the day after? Make it look puuurrrty. :D

HOW ABOUT YOU?

18 comments:

Pam said...

Lamo! No few words have ever been so true!

salarsenッ said...

Yeah, loving that quote. So true.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the quote. Though sometimes I swear I'm drunk when I edit, too. ;)

Amparo Ortiz said...

Awesome!! Never thought of drafting this way...

But yeah, I'm getting super wasted today. Sober up in about two months. I'll let you know how that goes :D

Debbie said...

That is very clever advice! We just all have to remember to go back and edit:)

Jen Daiker said...

Bahaha! I need to remember this! It's an awesome lesson to be learned!

Matthew Rush said...

I thought Hemingway said that? Oh well, great advice no matter who said it!

Maddy said...

Lol!! I think that's m process when I do most of my blog posts :) Always with a glass of wine in hand!

Christina Lee said...

OMG thanks Matt- I forgot to put his name there. Tuller is an editor who added on to his quote at a conference. I corrected it. THX-whew! Can I just go eat turkey now?

blueviolet said...

There might be something to that! I'll bet a little drink would let the words just tumble forth!

Justine Dell said...

HA! HA! Perfect picture!

~JD

storyqueen said...

I'd never heard that one before....but it rings true.

Shelley

(The cat picture is just cracking me up.)

Krispy said...

That's great! I totally need to do that. My poor NaNo wordcount!

MissNeira said...

That is my fav quote of all time! and i def believe in it. Not to say im a drunk! haha but the words that flow out of your mind when you are intoxicated can be genius when youre sitting at the computer.. well sometimes! haha

xoxo
Miss Neira

Shannon said...

Does it count that sometimes I need a drink to write? :p

Nicole Zoltack said...

Love it! Write like your drunk... does that mean we should enjoy some wine as we type?

Melissa said...

So, so, so true. I love that. I need to put that as my facebook status it's so epic! Thanks!

The LOL cats just made my day.

LisaDay said...

Great point. I suppose I do that but didn't think about it.

Thank you.

LisaDay