Friday, July 29, 2011

Metamorphosis



We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

(Maya Angelou)


In our writing, that's why Betas, CP's, and revisions are so important, no?


YES, YES, YES! :D



HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, EVERYONE!



(images: welovebutterflies.com, simplybutterflies.com, true-wildlife.com)

13 comments:

Kelly Lyman said...

Spot on! Love the quote. Have a great weekend as well!

LisaDay said...

Great quote. Happy weekend to you, too. Saw HP and it was fantastic. Hope you get to go soon.

LisaDay

Theresa Milstein said...

What a lovely reminder post. Thank goodness for beta readers. I'm still a caterpillar who's holding out hope.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Oh, yes! The metamorphosis of revision is a wonderful thing! In fact, I haven't read my published book since it went into print, because I can't bear to see things that I might like to change -- and can't. I've heard other authors say the same thing, so at least I know I'm not nuts ...

Christina Lee said...

Dianne, I can totally get that!!!

Jen Daiker said...

Beautiful! I loved this post! LOVED IT! Great way to start the weekend :) Happy Friday Christina!

Angie said...

Yes! Great thoughts. They are just what we need to make that beautiful transition.

K. M. Walton said...

Lovely, quote (so true) and photos.

Here's another quote for you:
Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
-John Mason Good (writer 1764-1827)

You have a wonderful weekend as well!!

blueviolet said...

I understand the analogy, but Betas and CP's...not so much, but I'm not an author. ;)

Christina Lee said...

Blueviolet--sorry, talking in code again (doesn't ever profession have that?). Beta Readers and Critique Partners (CP's) are other writers who offer critique on your work!!

Peggy Eddleman said...

I totally agree! And that second picture is BEAUTIFUL. In a holy-cow-I-can't-believe-how-beautiful-that-is kind of way.

Sarah Pearson said...

That middle picture is absolutely glorious!

Maddy said...

Great lesson! Enjoy the weekend!