Saturday, 1 September 2007

Says it all...

"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him to the public."

Sir Winston Churchill


  1. I'd not heard that before - or at least didn't realise it was WC's quote; but what a lovely and apt one it is!


  2. Novelist Sarah Andrews of my critique group says that books aren't finished so much as they escape.

  3. And, yes, I am working on the critique of Rising Fire for your consideration. Harry Splutter will have to wait.

  4. Thank you, Norm. Much appreciated.

    Nice to think my book's been to the U.S. of A. even if I haven't.

  5. Isn't that one of the attractions of writing? Hoping that your words will make it to places and people you have never, and may never see?

    And that Churchill quote is a good 'un.