With one foot in the fantasy world.

Today is the day for D’s



D is one of the popular letters of the alphabet, at least for quotes.  Today as I get down my words for Campnano I keep the following quotes in mind.

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”― Madeleine L’Engle

“The first draft of anything is shit.”
Ernest Hemingway

Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”
Stephen King, On Writing

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
Mark Twain

This video is for those of us who have been laughed at because of our dreams.


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25 responses

  1. I’ve come across all those quotes, but I needed reminders! Thanks for sharing Elizabeth, and I’m hoping you won’t face any more hassles commenting on my blogs :).

    Damyanti, Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

    April 4, 2013 at 3:24 am

  2. lol, I love that Douglas Adams quote. Every time I read or hear it, I have a chuckle.

    April 4, 2013 at 4:58 am

    • And everyday for the month of April there is a deadline. LOL

      April 5, 2013 at 12:48 am

  3. All great quotes! Love the “damn” one and the Adams one 🙂

    April 4, 2013 at 6:44 am

  4. Wonderful quotes all of them Elizabeth 🙂
    Loved them all.. esp the ‘damn’ one 🙂

    Bhavya from the AtoZ Challenge blogging at Just Another Blog

    April 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

    • What is about the word damn? 🙂

      April 5, 2013 at 1:16 am

  5. Love the Mark Twain quote! 🙂


    April 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    • Thanks for dropping by.

      April 5, 2013 at 1:20 am

  6. The swooshing of the deadline. Yep. I feel reassured reading the quotes. Thanks. 🙂

    You can find me doing the Ato Z at either of these places:
    Take 25 to Hollister
    Don’t be a Hippie

    April 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    • Thanks for stopping by and please swoosh by again.

      April 5, 2013 at 1:21 am

  7. I love the Douglas Adams quote! Just how I feel about deadlines too 🙂

    Happy A-Z!

    April 4, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    • Glad you found one you liked. 🙂

      April 5, 2013 at 1:27 am

  8. ha! love them
    particularly ‘deadlines’ and ‘damn’ 😀

    April 4, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    • Thanks again for dropping by aunty.

      April 5, 2013 at 1:28 am

  9. Love all the quotes! Although, I must confess that I actually like deadlines… I know, I’m weird! But they help justify the time spent writing.

    Tui Snider
    visiting from the #AtoZchallenge
    Twitter: @mentalmosaic
    Blog: http://www.mentalmosaic.com/blog

    April 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    • I feed on deadlines. I need a finish line or I’m wandering out in the woods.

      April 5, 2013 at 1:32 am

  10. Yeah, the very/damn quote is a great one to remember, that’s for sure!

    April 4, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    • Cindy, thanks again for dropping by.

      April 5, 2013 at 1:33 am

  11. Thanks Hemingway!!!

    April 5, 2013 at 12:41 am

  12. Maribeth

    I loved this post and the fact that you included quotes from some of my favorite authors.

    April 5, 2013 at 1:00 am

    • I’m glad you liked it. And thanks for dropping by.

      April 5, 2013 at 1:37 am

  13. I love those quotes! Great to meet you on Lynda Young’s blog.

    April 5, 2013 at 2:57 am

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