Joyce Carol Oates on 1st Draft

Getting the first draft finished is like pushing a peanut with your nose across a very dirty floor.

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5 thoughts on “Joyce Carol Oates on 1st Draft

  1. That sounds painful!

  2. Love it! What a fantastic quote – I can certainly relate! (Not that I’ve pushed so very many peanuts with my nose, you understand.)

    1. I haven’t either, but since I’ve written quite a few 1st drafts, I know what it feels like to push a peanut with my nose!

  3. And accidentally inhaling it halfway…

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