Monday, 20 August 2012

QUOTABLE QUOTES - JOHN BANVILLE

'You have to keep making yourself do things that you can’t do, or that you thought you couldn’t do. You can get lazy, you can get soft. You’ll write lazy, soft books.'

John Banville, on novel writing, from an interview in the latest Five Dials. A timely quote for me as I fudge, feel afraid and procrastinate about this new novel I want to write. It's scaring me and I also have an inkling that someone I know is writing something similar-ish. Thank you, Mr Banville. Methinks I need to feel the fear and do it anyway.

On a side - but related - note, I have a new poem called 'Procrastination' in the latest Windows Anthology. I didn't make last week's launch but I hear it was a great night. Can't wait to get my copy of the anthology and have a good read.

Onwards!

6 comments:

Doireann said...

Sounds like you know yourself which path you must take. Bon courage! ;-)

Michelle Woollacott said...

Hi I'm Michelle, a writer and nanny new to blogging, and I'm looking for great blogs to follow. This one looks right up my street! Any similar recommendations? Many thanks, Michelle

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hi M
Welcome to blogland!
The list of Blogs 'n' Sites along the right hand side of my blog are those I'd recommend.
Best wishes and good luck!
Nuala

Michelle Woollacott said...

Thank you! It's good to find people with similar feelings/fears :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cheers, Michelle. We need to stop faffing and get on with it!

eimearryan said...

Great quote! Heard JB on the John Murray Show recently, he is so mischievous and cool. :)