Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Quotation Tag -- Day 1

Blessing Counter tagged me with this weeks ago, but I'm very behind on my blog reading and writing, and am only now getting around to participating.  How did my summer get so busy, I ask you?  Well, thank you, Blessing Counter, because this is something fast and quick I can post about this week, which I kind of needed.

Anyway, here are... The Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you 
Nominate 3 new bloggers every day 
Post a new quotation every day for 3 consecutive days

I think I can handle that.

Because I feel like it, I'm going to focus on my favorite writing quotations.  I'm feeling a little slumpy right now because it's summer, and writing is always hardest for me in the summer.  Hot weather makes me sluggish and lazy.  Anyway, I'm also going to share three quotations a day because I love a LOT of them, and even narrowing it down to 9 is hard.  So here are today's:

Every writer has trouble writing. Even you, my dear. (original quote by Joseph Heller):

(This is comforting on days like today.)

Here's some sound advice from the legendary Ray Bradbury (www.iauthor.uk.com):

(I heartily agree.  Which is why I'm writing nothing but westerns these days.)

How to Get Your First Draft Done | Spilling Ink  Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott:

(Good to hear right now, as I struggle with getting a first draft off the ground.)

Today, I am tagging Ashley at Of Bookshelves and Daydreams, Grace at Fictionally, and Kathryn at The Language of Writing.  Play if you want to!


  1. Such lovely quotes, Rachel. I'm going to have to remember some of these. I'm afraid I've lost some love for writing recently, but I'm trying to get out of this mess.
    Thanks for the tag. Hope to get to it this week, just depends on life stuff. :-)

    1. Grace, that's certainly understandable. You can do any quotes you want to -- I chose to focus on writing, but lots of people haven't done themes like this or anything. Or some have done favorite Bible verses, movie quotes, book quotes, etc. Have fun with it :-)

  2. I love those quotes! It's always inspiring to have cool quotes about writing when you're trying to write, don't you think?

    1. I'm glad you like them, Jessica! I sometimes print out my favorite inspiration quotations like these and put them where I'll see them often. It can be so helpful!

  3. Ohh! These were good! It's definitely encouraging to be reminded that you're not the only one who has trouble writing. :) I like the sandbox reference, too. That's really cool. Thanks for sharing these, Hamlette! :D

    1. Thanks, Miss March :-) I'm glad you liked them!

  4. Apologies for taking so long to comment, Hamlette! Thank you so much for doing the tag! :D

    I love these quotes! The third quote is probably my favourite. It's a very good reminder :-)

    1. No worries :-) Summer is a busy time! Glad you've enjoyed the quotes.


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