Friday, March 23, 2012

The Strange Life of Writers

"When writing a novel, 

that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: 

'House burned down.

Car stolen. 

Cat exploded. 

Did 1500 easy words, 

so all in all it was a pretty good day." 

- Neil Gaiman

Love this.

And it's so true, right?


  1. Oh that's just epic. (And entirely too true.)

  2. haha "Cat exploded." That's awesome.

  3. Image of cat and Christmas tree from National Lampoon is going to be dancing in my head all day! Excellent! And great quote!

  4. Ha-Ha! We writers DO have strange lives!
    I'm so happy I met you at Writing For Charity, Erin! I love your enthusiasm and friendliness so much. I keep thinking about your book that you did in our critique group and I'm so impressed at what a fantastic story you've written! (and will continue to write in the sequels.) I love your writing voice and everything about your story. I have no doubt people are going to love reading your books in the near future! Wahoo for Erin!
    Oh, and I have to tell you, I love the header on your blog—fantastic!

  5. I love the quote - and I love Neil Gaiman. He's so different, so original, so awesome! P.S. I left a Sunshine blog award for you over on my site:)

  6. Wonderful quote! Gave me a good little giggle.

  7. way to capture it, neil. he has a funny way of doing that.

    thanks for sharing :)