Hang In There, Baby.



Time for another Blog Chain entry.  The blog chain was formed by a group of friends over at Query Tracker. The links to the other writers in the chain are to the right.  Every two weeks, a member picks a new topic and the chain gang members write an entry based on the topic.  

Leah Clifford’s entry preceded mine.  You should go check it out.  Leah is one of the coolest online folks I know and she has a great post on this topic.  Michelle McLean chose the topic this time and made a terrific post herself despite the pressure of moving into her new home.  The topic is:  

Share a favorite poem, quote, joke, anecdote, or anything of the sort that deals with writing, writers, the publishing industry, or the other strange and unusual tidbits that belong to our little world.

Honestly, at this point, I have one favorite quote on writing. It is by Richard Bach, the American author who wrote Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”

That’s it, kids.  That’s the shoe that fits me best right now.  I’m wearing it well, don’t ‘cha think?  How’s that for brevity?

Next in the chain is the amazing Jessica Verday, whose book, THE HOLLOW, is coming out with Simon & Schuster in 2009.

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12 Comments on “Hang In There, Baby.”

  1. ElanaJ Says:

    I love Richard’s Bach’s quotes. I have several of them in a file. Great quote, Mary!

  2. I love Richard Bach’s work! And yes, that quote pretty much sums it up.

  3. H. L. Dyer Says:

    You are the most awesome. 🙂

    That frog looks pretty comfy, actually. *snort*

  4. Michelle Says:

    Ooo, I love that quote! That is one I have highlighted in one of my books too – awesome quote!

  5. Short, sweet, and to the point – love it!

  6. Love the quote. And remember…it’s quality over quantity any day.


  7. Happy Thanksgiving — Hope it’s gobblicious!


  8. Archy Says:

    You are always so pithy. I bet your students love you, because I sure do!

  9. Terri Rainer Says:

    GREAT quote!

    🙂 Terri

  10. Jessica V. Says:

    Fantastic quote!! (And thanks for the shout out too!)

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