Joyce Carol Oates on 1st Draft

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


Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

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5 comments on “Joyce Carol Oates on 1st Draft
  1. -H says:

    That sounds painful!

  2. litlove says:

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

  3. doctordi says:

    And accidentally inhaling it halfway…

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